First C.H.A.T.S. Event- A Huge Success!

Posted by Leah Wilson
Want to be more involved on campus? Want to feel more connected to your community? 

Try participating in C.H.A.T.S. The acronym stands for Connecting Humans and Telling Stories. Keeping true to the ideals of the Civic Innovation program, the Appalachian Center for Civic Life has partnered with Mount Rodger Community Services and the Appalachian Community Connectors of Marion, VA in hopes of connecting people from all backgrounds.

According to Megan Hamilton, the Coordinator of Civic Engagement Projects, the main goal of the program is to “ultimately connect people. Connecting with those who don’t know each other and who don’t run in the same groups. Build curiosity with people who don’t need to be best friends, but find a way to be connected and build a stronger community”.

The first session in the series, “A Beginner’s Mind,” was held on February 28th at the Lincoln Theatre. Between E&H students and community members, there were almost 50 people present. Participants reported that they gained connection with others and skills they could apply to their day to day lives.  

There are two more events in the series that will continue the goal of connecting people. The next event will take place on Monday, March 28th and is titled “Challenging Assumptions.” Here, participants will dive into thoughtful discussions that will help them consistently practice challenging their assumptions and have them taking a helpful second look at the people around them.

The third and final event is held on Monday, April 18th and is titled, “Third Chair Perspective.” Participants will practice stepping away from their own perspective to see another person’s point of view from a third chair, or neutral lens.  

Both of the next events are held at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA from 7pm-8:30pm. Everyone is welcome to join and students have the opportunity to earn Lyceum Credit. Reminders for the event will be sent to your school email to stay up to date.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Hamilton at mhamilton@ehc.edu. 

 

Article by: Paige Halcrow

  • During the first session of C.H.A.T.S., participants were engaging with one another through a variety of fun activities.

Location:

Lincoln Theatre Marion, Va

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2377-inaugural-juneteenth-freedom-festival-at-emory-amp"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/11333_IMG_7267.rev.1653596170.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/11333_IMG_7267.rev.1653596170.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/11333_IMG_7267.rev.1653596170.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/11333_IMG_7267.rev.1653596170.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/11333_IMG_7267.rev.1653596170.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/11333_IMG_7267.rev.1653596170.JPG" alt="Poster for the Juneteenth Freedom Festival at Emory & Henry College" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/11333_IMG_7267.rev.1653596170.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/11333_IMG_7267.rev.1653596170.JPG 3x" data-max-w="1080" data-max-h="1080" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2377-inaugural-juneteenth-freedom-festival-at-emory-amp">Inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Festival at Emory & Henry College to Feature Gospel Sensations and Free Family-Friendly Activities on Campus</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emory & Henry College will host an inaugural Juneteenth freedom festival on campus for the greater community of Southwest Va. and Northeast Tenn. including live music and local food trucks on Saturday, June 18, starting at 11 a.m. on its Emory, Va. campus off I-81 at exit 26.</span></p><a href="/live/news/2377-inaugural-juneteenth-freedom-festival-at-emory-amp" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2052-a-new-take-on-the-age-old-book-club"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,43,1115,1157/10416_IMG_0141.rev.1635170845.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,43,1115,1157/10416_IMG_0141.rev.1635170845.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,43,1115,1157/10416_IMG_0141.rev.1635170845.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,43,1115,1157/10416_IMG_0141.rev.1635170845.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,43,1115,1157/10416_IMG_0141.rev.1635170845.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,43,1115,1157/10416_IMG_0141.rev.1635170845.jpg" alt="Be Antiracist: the first ever Podcast Discussion Club hosted by the Bonner Scholars meets every o..." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,43,1115,1157/10416_IMG_0141.rev.1635170845.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,43,1115,1157/10416_IMG_0141.rev.1635170845.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1115" data-max-h="1114" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2052-a-new-take-on-the-age-old-book-club">A New Take on the Age Old “Book Club”</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Challenge yourself to “Be Antiracist” by learning from activist and author, Ibram X. Kendi, in this new Podcast Discussion Club that meets every other Tuesday from 3pm-4pm in the Appalachian Center for Civic Life. <a href="/live/news/2052-a-new-take-on-the-age-old-book-club" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2136-appalachian-center-honors-late-activist-mr-william"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/212,0,1112,900/10557_IMG_0313.rev.1639065841.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/212,0,1112,900/10557_IMG_0313.rev.1639065841.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/212,0,1112,900/10557_IMG_0313.rev.1639065841.JPG 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/212,0,1112,900/10557_IMG_0313.rev.1639065841.JPG" alt="The Appalachian Center presents a donation to the Mt. Pleasant Preservation Society in honor of t..." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/212,0,1112,900/10557_IMG_0313.rev.1639065841.JPG 2x" data-max-w="900" data-max-h="900" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2136-appalachian-center-honors-late-activist-mr-william">Appalachian Center Honors Late Activist, Mr. William Fields</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">In honor of the life work of the late Mr. William Fields, the Appalachian Center for Civic Life has made a generous donation to the Mount Pleasant Preservation Society.</span> <a href="/live/news/2136-appalachian-center-honors-late-activist-mr-william" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2207-a-boost-of-snacks-food-and-supplies-when-in-need"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg" alt="Student Sarah Dutton is presented with a check surrounded by faculty, staff and President John W...." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1368" data-max-h="1367" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2207-a-boost-of-snacks-food-and-supplies-when-in-need">A Boost of Snacks, Food and Supplies When in Need</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Emory & Henry College has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, earmarked for the Stinger’s Supply Shelf coordinated by Sodexo, dining service provider at Emory & Henry College. <a href="/live/news/2207-a-boost-of-snacks-food-and-supplies-when-in-need" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2265-its-safe-to-say-lyceum-event"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg" alt="It?s Safe To Say: A Lyceum" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1170" data-max-h="769" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2265-its-safe-to-say-lyceum-event">“It’s Safe to Say” Lyceum Event</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">On Wednesday February 23</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">rd, E&H</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">held the first installment of the Lyceum Event “Its Safe to Say,” a collaborative effort between the Appalachian Center for Civic Life, Student Affairs & Success, and SGA. </span></p><a href="/live/news/2265-its-safe-to-say-lyceum-event" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2528-a-new-initiative-service-saturdays"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/12196_IMG_3588.rev.1664384128.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/12196_IMG_3588.rev.1664384128.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/12196_IMG_3588.rev.1664384128.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/12196_IMG_3588.rev.1664384128.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/12196_IMG_3588.rev.1664384128.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/12196_IMG_3588.rev.1664384128.jpg" alt="Service Saturday at Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve on September 8th" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/12196_IMG_3588.rev.1664384128.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/12196_IMG_3588.rev.1664384128.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2528-a-new-initiative-service-saturdays">A New Initiative-Service Saturdays</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to Leah Wilson, Coordinator of Civic Life, “Service Saturdays is a new initiative that aims to get students connected to the work of the Appalachian Center while also serving the community.”</span> <a href="/live/news/2528-a-new-initiative-service-saturdays" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>