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2021 Seeds of Change Recognition Week: Nominees & Awardees Social Media Spotlight

Social Action and Integrative Learning

April 19, 2021, 7:00 AM to April 23, 2021, 11:00 PM
Online Location

To continue Mason's tradition of celebrating and recognizing everyone’s impactful and incredible contributions to our local and global community, Social Action & Integrative Learning will be running a Seeds of Change Nominees & Awardees Social Media Spotlight Campaign from April 19th through 23rd, 2021.

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The Next System and the Academy: Systemic Crises, Movements, and Change in the 2020s

What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of transition?

Center for Social Science Research

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of systemic crisis, decay, rebuilding, and transition? Join us for a meaningful discussion among leading policymakers, innovators, community organizers, and academics working to prepare our society for a transition to a more democratic, sustainable, and fair political and economic system. Featuring keynote U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (2nd CD, WI), Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson), Dr. Gar Alperovitz (Democracy Collaborative), Dr. Amy Best (George Mason University), Dr. Diane Fujino (UC Santa Barbara), Peter Knowlton (UE General President, retired), Dr. Ben Manski (George Mason University), and Mike Strode (U.S. Solidarity Economy Network). This is an Earth Week Event sponsored by the Center for Social Science Research, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Democratizing NOVA project at George Mason University, with support from many partners.

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Social Movements Workshop

An intercampus exchange of advanced social movement scholarship with Melanie Brazzell and Sergio Cabrales

Center for Social Science Research

Friday, April 23, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Join us as we hear about and discuss research carried out by advanced PhD students, faculty, postdocs, and movement based activist scholars. This workshop is a new collaborative exchange between academic institutions with specialties in disciplined social movement research. Presenters: Melanie Brazzell (UC Santa Barbara) and Sergio Cabrales (University of Pittsburgh).

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Food for Thought: The GMU Center for Psychological Services 5th Annual Fundraiser

An Evening with Roche & SHAED to raise funds for Mental Health

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Monday, May 3, 2021 6:00 PM

Join us for an inspiring evening hosted by DC101 Radio personality Roche raising funds to provide free psychological support for essential workers impacted by the pandemic. Hear moving testimonials from the center, bid on unique auction prizes, and enjoy special performances by SHAED!

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