Welcome to VIDA!
Join us this Spring Quarter in ICS 19 Making a Difference: Transforming Relations of Nature, Community and Power. Here you’ll explore relationships between nature, community, and power and their influences on political struggles and social movements. Local examples will be used to explore principles while practicing community-focused problem solving, personal reflections, and career exploration.
This 4 unit class is a recommended course for the Certificate in Leadership and Social Change. It will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 3:20pm. The CRN is 46829. Instructor is Cassie Blume, former Executive Director of Queer Youth Space
Events Winter 2021
This year's conference will be held in two parts, as we explore the theme of "Unforgetting: Family, Migration, Healing."
Part 1: Harvest of Empire
- Film screening and discussion
- Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. – Noon
Part 2: Robert Lovato
- Hear from the author of "Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas"
- Thursday, Feb. 25, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
VIDA's mission is to empower students to become agents of change in their communities and beyond; to foster education that meets the needs of the communities we serve; and to help develop pathways to meaningful participation in local, state, and federal government decision making processes.
VIDA office is closed due to the Shelter in Place order due to the covid19 pandemic. We are available remotely and will continue to provide resources when possible
Stand Up for Black Lives and Against White Supremacy
We need to keep fighting for change until the police no longer serve the interests of white supremacy. White supremacy remains a core part of every aspect of our society, from who gets loans for homes, to who is protected from COVID-19, to who is protected by police, and who is murdered by them. We will not stop our work until no more Black and Brown people are murdered by the police. We will not stop our work until White Supremacy is completely uprooted from our society.
If you are looking for a community partner for your service learning class, visit our Engaged Learning webpage.
Donate to VIDA
VIDA could not exist without generous supporters who believe in the power of civic engagement. After the death of Senator Vasconcellos, VIDA received an extraordinary pledge to perpetuate the vision of the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement. Community members Jim and Becky Morgan pledged a challenge grant of $198,000 over three years in honor of Senator Vasconcellos' long history of civic work. Your gift will help the program match their generous donation.
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