Fall 2022

Empathy and Activism:

Growing Awareness, Building Community, and Avoiding Burnout


Swimmable, Fishable, Drinkable Rivers: RiverCubing, Art, and the Common Good

Date: Monday, November 7, 2022 — 12:15-1:15 PM

Location: Branford House, first floor

Philosopher/artist Bob Johnson will present a video/slide lecture about Artful Trash Management & RiverCubes (art made from trash found in rivers), which began on Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers, continues in the Connecticut River Watershed, and is now active in the Hudson Valley.

Dr. Johnson will present work from his new book, which uses the Hudson River Watershed as a case study for the successful leveraging of public trust, aesthetic, and ecological principles to advance commonwealth goals: swimmable, fishable, drinkable waterways.

Come meet this interesting forager and artist: See the work he’s doing, ask questions, be inspired! Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Global Cafe, in collaboration with EcoHuskies and the AVS Gallery.














Midterm Election AMA (Ask Me Anything)

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 — 11:00 AM -12:15 PM

Location: ACD 301

Interested in how the midterm elections (Nov. 8) are relevant to Avery Point? How could the election influence abortion, educational loans, and climate change? Can election results be trusted? Join Global Cafe and UConn Political Science Professor Frank Griggs for an informal opportunity to ask questions about the election and politics. Questions can be submitted in advance by email or at the event. Not registered to vote? Avery Point’s Associated Student Government will be available to help you register.

For those who couldn’t attend the event, you’re welcome to watch the recording of the AMA.





Human Rights in Our State

Date: October 12, 2022 — 9:05-9:50 AM

Location: Academic Building Auditorium

What laws in Connecticut support human rights? Which laws are debated in our legislature? How do they affect me? Please join Avery Point’s Global Cafe and learn about state laws on topics that matter to you. Contact Coordinator Kate Richards with questions.