From mentoring initiatives to spring break trips to sustainability programs, the Office for Community Engagement works hard to provide YOU meaningful local, national & international community service opportunities. If you would like more information on how to get INVOLVED in service efforts or are interested in starting a student service organization of your own, please stop by BLUU 1002 (behind information desk) or email us.

Creative Expression of Social Justice:
Thursday, October 26

Creative and Strategic Solutions for Social Justice Branding
Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Angle
Department of Strategic Communication, ROXO

12:15-1:45 pm | BLUU Ballroom
Limited Space Available – RSVP today

Roxo, TCU’s student-driven advertising and public relations agency, will show how it combines creativity and strategic communication to form brand stories that promote local nonprofits. As a social enterprise, Roxo believes in the creed of doing good for the right reasons.

Opening Reception and Live Oaks Reading Series
Poet Reading 
By Jarita Davis
Followed by Open Mic

6- 8:30 pm | BLUU Ballroom
Limited Space Available – RSVP today

Office for Community Engagement officially kicks off Creative Expressions of Social Justice conference with a reception and Roxo exhibit. In conjunction with the Department of English you are invited to join us for the Live Oak Reading Series with Dr. Jarita Davis.

“Both poetry and activism seek to do the important work of telling difficult truths, even if that message can be hard for people to hear. A powerful poem and a powerful political act can shine light in places where some people may not want to look.” – Dr. Jarita Davis

The session concludes with an Open Mic. If you are interested in participating email oce@tcu.edu.

Friday, October 27

Dance Exchange: Setting the Stage
9 :00-  10:50  am  | School of Classic and Contemporary Dance CLOSED

This session will engage conference attendees in participatory experience that delves into conference themes and shares Dance Exchange approaches to socially engaged art. Participants will experience Dance Exchange tools while preparing them to be ambassadors for the facilitated “All Come” workshop in the afternoon.

 

Margarita Think Tank: Allyship–A Primer For Cultural Equity
Facilitated by Darryl Ratcliff and Dee Lara
1:00-3:00 PM | BLUU Auditorium
Limited Space Available – RSVP today

Fort Worth is experiencing an unprecedented wave of energy and excitement regarding its growing cultural scene. As cultural growth occurs throughout the city, will it benefit artists of color and communities of color in Fort Worth? Can the arts help with envisioning a shared future that addresses and heals racial wounds? What is the role of culture when it comes to systemic racism? How do white people fit into this conversation? What about women, the LGBQT community, and the poor and working class? And what does the phrase “cultural equity” even mean?

Dance Exchange: ‘All-Come’ Workshop – Storytelling with and in Communities
3:30- 5:30 pm | BLUU Auditorium 
Limited Space Availabel – RSVP today

This “all come” workshop will engage the community of conference attendees and communities beyond TCU through story sharing, art making and performance. Working with established community relationships, Dance Exchange will facilitate an experience that models Dance Exchange methods and the capacity of movement to connect, reflect and expand our perspectives. Dance Exchange will work with conference organizers to determine an appropriate and evocative line of inquiry as the focus for the workshop.  

Reception and Art Exhibition: Using Creative Expression to Promote Social Justice
6:00-8:00 pm | BLUU Auditorium

Join us for an evening of roundtable discussion on social justice and FWISD Manuel Jara Elementary School Student Art Exhibit.

Saturday, October 28

Mural Project at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter
8:00 am – 1:00 pm |
Sign up to volunteer

Office for Community Engagement wraps up the Creative Expression of Social Justice with a service mural project in the community. Join fellow horned frogs, FWISD students and teachers, as well as community members as we paint a mural for Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter. Transportation and light meal will be provided.

Create Change. Get Involved.

 

STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL: 
Make an impact at TCU and in the community. Serve as a representative for the Office for Community Engagement, plan events, and gain valuable leadership experience. Apply today!

 


FORT WORTH FELLOWS: 

Build your legacy, network with community/city leaders, and join a select group of first and second year students dedicated to social change.

 

PUBLIC SERVICE CONSULTING CORPS:
Gain professional experience working with a local non-profit. Earn a stipend, develop your network, and make a difference.

 


SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Pursue your passion and join organizations focused on creating change in the community.

 


COFFEE CONNECTIONS

Stop by the OCE Coffee Cart on Wednesday October 11
 by the library for free coffee/bagels, and learn about ways to get involved. For additional times and locations, visit OCE Calendar of Events

 

 

About the Office for Community Engagement:

MISSION: To position TCU as an engaged and reflective campus by integrating service and learning through reciprocal community-based partnerships.

VISION: A campus-community culture that advances learning through public services and a commitment to social justice.

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