Exploring Core Commitments and Building Blocks of Civic Identity: A Conversation
Thursday, February 10, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

The concept of “civic identity” is perhaps intuitive, particularly for people who attend Campus Compact gatherings, but it is not well explored or understood. Colleges and universities are often places where students critically examine and develop greater understanding around a wide range of identities: race, ethnicity, gender, spiritual, political, nationality, and many others. We develop courses, programs and support networks that allow students to experiment, explore, and develop greater understanding of how individual identities, and how systems of oppression and power and privilege afforded certain identities, impact our society. But we rarely take time to define and explore what “civic identity” is, how it is formed, and how it intersects with our identities.