“Think globally, act locally” has been a mantra that has guided Connie Hogarth throughout her career as an activist. And it’s a path Manhattanville students follow at this social-action center built in her name — and steered by her input.
Here, you’ll learn that peace and nonviolence, civil liberties and civil rights, and economic, environmental and gender justice don’t just happen — they’re the result of planning and action. Work with activists and educators on building film and lecture series; organizing and participating in rallies and demonstrations both near campus and in places such as New York City and Washington, D.C.; and in planning our annual Peace Concert, which relies on the power of poetry, music and theatre to generate real, lasting change.
You’ll work closely with Manhattanville’s departments of political science and sociology at the Center, which is a linchpin in our goals to lift others.
Climate change, apartheid and gay rights are just a few of the causes for which Connie Hogarth fought before they went mainstream. Here, you’ll learn that working toward justice doesn’t always take popularity — it just requires conviction.