Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

Navigating the Pandemic: Knowledge, Resilience, Civic Purpose and Engagement

Free weekly seminars: Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST
Starting June 10 and available after through recordings

The pandemic is confusing and unpredictable. For some, it can be isolating, damaging, and even tragic. As a major research university, Tufts offers a wealth of resources to learn about the disease and its social impact and how to take care of ourselves, help others, and be civically engaged during the pandemic. During the summer of 2020, Tisch College is launching an 8-part, weekly webinar series aimed at supporting students and the entire Tufts community as we all navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

These free weekly seminars will be offered Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST starting June 10 and will be open to current and incoming Tufts students, 2020 Tufts graduates, and other members of the Tufts community. Students who attend at least six of the eight sessions will qualify for a certificate of completion.

Schedule as of 6.14.20 

Date Session Title
June 10 Building Emotional Resilience for Civic Engagement in Uncertain Times


June 17 How can we become more inclusive through this crisis? Addressing Bias and Bridging Differences


June 24 Self-care, Healing, and Equity-Responsive Practices in the Time of Pandemic(s)


July 1 Dispelling COVID-19 Misinformation with public health science, epidemiology & digital ethics


July 8 Civic Identity, Engagement, and Leadership for Social Impact


July 15 Youth Voting in the Age of Pandemic(s)


Art for Social Change

July 22 TBD
July 29 TBD

Each webinar will include a “plenary session” that will be recorded and shared with the entire Tufts community, and some sessions may include discussions or activities for smaller groups. We will draw on the expertise of Tisch College faculty and staff, Tufts University faculty in a variety of academic disciplines, and experts from Boston-area universities, hospitals, and community nonprofit organizations.

How to Sign Up

Current Tufts students and 2020 Tufts graduates: Sign up for the webinar as a “course” on Canvas. The link is here. More information will be posted on the Canvas site in the coming days.

Incoming Tufts students, other members of the Tufts community and the general public: Please register for the webinar by filling out this short online form. We will follow up with instructions on how to access the webinar series. Members of the general public will be able to watch recordings of each session after it takes place.

Questions? Email


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