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Honors and Scholars Leadership for Civic Engagement Series

Developing ourselves as civically engaged leaders is critical. Please join us and be a part of the series by attending any of these events during the month of February 2021.

Navigating the Post-Truth World
Policing Black America (4:30-6pm)
American Extremism & Democracy

Self-Care & Showing up for Activism
Don't Share That! Information Literacy for Healthier Democracy

Campus Involvement During a Pandemic

LeaderShape Resilience Program

LEAD Series: Fall in Love with Your Love Languages
Restoring Faith in American Democracy
Intersections of Activism (7-8pm)
LeaderShape Resilience Program
Shattering the Single Story
Hip Hop Yoga (5:30pm)
Who Are We? Buck-Identity Workshop (DICE) (4-5pm)
LEAD Series: Get to Know your True Colors.
(4- 5pm)
Mental Health and Media  (Time TBD)
Structural Stigma and LGBTQ Health (6-7pm)
LEAD Series: Thanks for Coming to My TED Talk: Public Speaking Basics
Instructional Break
Instructional Break

Education for Citizenship Series: Navigating the Post Truth World
February 4, 2021
6-7pm EST

President Kristina M. Johnson will share opening remarks.
Moderator Nicole Kraft, associate professor of clinical communication, College of Arts of Sciences. Panelists include:

  • R. Kelly Garrett, professor, School of Communications
  • David Landsbergen, associate professor and graduate studies chair, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • Davon Norris, a doctoral candidate in sociology focused on research involving involving credit, algorithmic/predictive scoring, and inequality

Policing Black America: A Dialogue

February 5, 2021
4:50-6pm EST

Policing Black America: Criminal Justice in NYC in the Past and Past - A Dialogue with Shannon King, Associate Professor of History, Fairfield University and Carl Suddler, Associate Professor of History, Emory University

Shannon King is the author of Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era. Carl Suddler is the author of Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York. Both scholars research and teach 20th century African American history, Black Freedom studies, and criminal justice and the carceral state. Together they will discuss policing in the Black community, using New York City as a prism through which to analyze and problematize this troubling history.

ODI Dialogue & Discussion Series: Exploring American Extremism and Its Impact on Democracy
February 8, 2021
3-4:00 p.m. EST

Extremist ideology is on the rise in the United States and poses a significant threat to our democracy. Please join us as we explore the history and current status of major extremist groups and their impact on society.


  • Townsand Price-Spratlen, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Ohio State


  • Ryan King, PhD, Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio State
  • Thomas Nelson, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Ohio State
  • Preshuslee Thompson, MSW student, Training and Research Specialist, Kirwan Institute,Ohio State

Self-Care & Showing up for Activism

February 8, 2021
6-7pm EST

We cannot work toward justice if we cannot sustain ourselves. The Student Life Multicultural Center invites you to join us for this workshop to learn about self-care, community care, and different ways of showing up for activism.

Don't Share That! Information Literacy for a Healthier Democracy
February 9, 2021
5-6pm EST

Technology has significantly changed how we engage in democracy. A focus on consumption of social media becomes even more important in an environment characterized by rapidly evolving global co-occurring crises. Without the tools and skills to determine the quality of information we consume and share, we are at risk of spreading misinformation purposefully designed to manipulate our views and opinions.

Campus Involvement During a Pandemic
February 10, 2021
6-7pm EST

In this First-Gen Empowerment Series session, we will tackle the different ways to start and maintain involvement on campus through the pandemic.
Registration is required. To Register:

Resilience Program
February 10th  & 12th

We are looking forward to you participating in LeaderShape's Resilience modules this Spring. As you respond to the pressures of the semester and the stresses that come with it, it is important that we take the time to consider our resilience and how it benefits us and the people around us. LeaderShape has developed the curriculum based on the latest research that shows how we can retrain our brains to respond differently to stressful situations. We are excited to offer this program to you all to help you be the best versions of yourself as a student on our campus and for the rest of your lives.
In preparation for your participation in the Resilience Modules, we would like you to set aside 25 minutes to watch this video from LeaderShape on the topic of Resilience:
The 7 Higher Principles of Resilience (25 minutes):

  • Prior to our time together to participate in the modules, please be sure to create a LeaderShape profile:
  • Go to and create a profile using your school email address. 
  • You will receive an email from asking you to click a link to confirm your email address.
  • Once you have done that, you will have access to:
  • The three Resilience modules

LEAD Series: Fall in Love with Your Love Languages

February 11, 2021
12:30-1:30pm EST 

In this workshop, students will learn how to identify both their own love languages and those of others. Through this, they will be able to improve their communication and relationship building skills with peers, friends, mentors, and significant others. As students continue to be exposed to new learning and living environments, being able to navigate various communication styles will be critical in helping them adapt. Furthermore, the reflective piece of the activity will enable students to more effectively articulate what they personally need to thrive within both social and professional contexts.

Education for Citizenship Series: Restoring Faith in American Democracy
February 11, 2021
6-7pm EST

Public confidence in American democracy is at an all-time low – citizens across the political spectrum are dissatisfied with democratic cornerstones such as the fairness of the electoral process, political representation in Congress, the amount of power conferred to the president, and the politicization of the courts. Join a Ohio State University panel to discuss the causes of this loss of faith, and to explore ways that confidence in the American democratic system can be rebuilt.

The moderators for the event are Stacy Rastauskas, Destiny Brown and Eyako Heh. Rastauskas is vice president for government affairs, and Brown and Heh are both fourth-year undergraduate students studying political science. 

Panelists include:

The Intersections of Activism

February 11, 2021
7-8pm EST

Activists and Social Movements are often thought of as separate struggles. For many, Black Lives Matter has nothing to do with Standing Rock, Hong Kong Protests have nothing to do with the Fight for $15. Listen to a recap of current social movements and connect the dots between them with us.

Shattering the Single Story
February 13, 2021
3-4pm EST

AHM21 presents our weekly reading group, "Shattering the Single Story." Over the course of APIDA Heritage Month, we will be reading a short story, poem or excerpt by an APIDA author each week. There will be a meeting every Saturday at 3pm for people to meet and connect in conversation about each week's piece(s). The first 12 people that register will receive a free copy of one of our readings, Cathy Park Hong's Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. Explore and connect over narratives, folklore and identity through the poetry, short stories and excerpts of Asian authors. We aim to encourage discoveries of APIDA identities through conversation and creativity!

**This is a recurring, weekly program. Participants are welcome to come to all meetings or just the ones that they can make it to. Participants can join anytime throughout the month.**

Hip Hop Yoga
February 15, 2021

Join Honors & Scholars students for a mental break and chase the winter blues away with exercise. This class will be taught by Christina Allen and should prove to be a good time.

Who Are We? Buck-Identity Workshop
February 16, 2021
4-5pm EST

This interactive workshop covers social identities, privilege and activites to help participants reflect on their experiences with various identities. This workshop addresses how various identities intersect and interact.
Registration required. To register go to:

LEAD Series: Get to Know Your True Colors
February 17, 2021
4-5pm EST

This workshop is designed to aid participants in understanding their own personalities and how they might complement or conflict with others. All students may benefit from this understanding as it is useful in leadership, relationship, and teamwork settings. Values and individual characteristics will also be examined through the True Colors assessment, which will be useful for students to understand as they consider future involvement, volunteer, or career opportunities.

Structural Stigma and LGBT Health
February 18, 2021
6-7pm EST

In collaboration with Student Advocates for Sexual Health Awareness (SASHA), sponsors of Sex Week at Ohio State, the College of Public Health invites you to hear from Dr. Mark Hatzenbuehler, professor of social sciences at Harvard University, for a talk entitled Structural Stigma and LGBT Health.

Information Literacy –Debunking COVID Vaccine Misinformation
February 19, 2021
The COVID health crisis of 2020 and 2021 has played out in numerous health, media, and political arenas as elected officials and health officials work to provide both health care and accurate information to their communities. Join us as we speak with Tom Wood from Political Science about his work with a Google grant to counteract misinformation about COVID-19 and the COVID vaccine. Bring your questions!

Please note the 12:30pm start time is tentative - an update will go out if the time changes.

LEAD Series: Thanks for Coming to My TED Talk: Public Speaking Basics
February 22, 2021
12-1pm EST

In this workshop, participating students will come to recognize themselves as public speakers. Through small-group practices in speaking, participating students will develop the confidence to share their ideas and better understand how to communicate those ideas with varying audiences. This workshop is ideal for students seeking practical tools to articulate themselves in new settings.

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