Engagement during Coronavirus
We are a community.
The Lindy Center deeply values your meaningful participation in our programs, your presence in our community, and your commitment to civic and community engagement at Drexel and beyond. In the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is critical that we continue showing up for and with our local and global communities through Community-Engaged Learning, Student Civic Leadership, Community Partnerships, and Volunteerism.
This website highlights various opportunities for you to continue engaging with us and our communities while we take protective measures against Coronavirus. Click below to learn more about:
Lindy Center Virtual Office Hours
We are using Zoom to host virtual office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm. See the sidebar for the link. We welcome anyone to join to ask us questions, talk to us about how to engage, and find support for your own community concerns and engagement work. Please note the Zoom Room schedule is subject to changes so you can always email us if the Zoom Room is unavailable.
Lindy Center Virtual Programming
In addition to our office hours, we will host virtual events throughout the term for students to come together as a community to discuss civic engagement-related topics such as how the pandemic impacts vulnerable communities. One such event is "Coffee and Community," which recurs on Fridays from 12pm to 1:30pm on Zoom (link). These events are student-led and offer time to share how you are doing, discuss how you are caring for yourself and your communities, and process current events. Bring your own coffee - stay for the community! We will share other events here as they are announced.
Lindy Center Social Media
As we continue to social distance during this pandemic, the Lindy Center is using our social media platforms to share resources for vulnerable populations and people involved in engagement work, engagement opportunities, articles about the pandemic's impact, self-care tips, and reflections on the community impact of the pandemic to help you think critically about what is happening. Follow along and join the conversation on:
Tools for Critical Reflection on Coronavirus’ Impact
Reflection is a key component of civic engagement and community-based learning - it allows us to think critically about what we've learned and experienced and create meaning in all kinds of situations. If you are able during this pandemic, we invite you to take some time and reflect on everything going on - the news you are reading, the experiences you're having, the classes you're taking, the social media and other popular media you're consuming, etc. Here are some resources we've found that pose good questions to help you think critically about the moment we are in right now. (This will be updated as we find new resources.)
Other Resources Around Drexel
- Coronavirus Response Website - the latest updates regarding Drexel's response to Coronavirus
- Counseling Center - offering teletherapy and advice for coping with the pandemic
- 7 Cups - a 24/7 online resource for non-crisis emotional support from trained Drexel "listeners"
- SCDI - the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion offers support for students from diverse backgrounds and identities. They are holding virtual office hours Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12 to 2pm and other identity-based support groups and events.
- First Forward - Drexel's first-generation college student support community is offering weekly virtual discussions on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm and other resources.
- Pennoni Honors College - the Honors College hosts free virtual events such as a weekly Shakespeare Read-Aloud on Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
- CLASS - the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services offers academic support to students and is hosting many virtual events on topics from online learning tips to reading strategies.
- Drexel Black Action Committee (DBAC) - this student group is focused on activism and community service through an anti-Black racism lens. Their social media provides updates about events and community-building opportunities.