Spring 2022


Join Global Cafe and FRESH New London for three exciting opportunities to get your hands dirty, learn about food justice, and become stewards in your local community. FRESH reclaims urban spaces as farms and gardens, testing soil and building raised beds. Growing food in the city offsets the community’s basic needs while inspiring them to grow their own.


Monday, April 11th, 12:00-1:30 PM — Make Seed Bombs

Drop in at the Student Center Glass Room and wrap seeds in a blanket of earth; later, use the “bomb” to plant your own lush garden.














Tuesday, April 12th, 12:30-1:15 PM — Learn About Food Justice

Where does your food come from? Immerse yourself in a fact-finding mission and interactive brainstorming project in the Student Center Glass Room. Free pizza provided!


Friday, April 15th, 1:00-2:30 PM — Explore Edible New London

The UConn Avery Point Global Cafe Learning Community and FRESH New London invite you to Explore Edible New London.

Bring friends and family on a walking tour through New London’s community gardens and see how you can help with FRESH projects.

FRESH reclaims urban spaces as farms and gardens, testing soil and building raised beds. Growing food in the city offsets the community’s basic needs while inspiring them to grow their own.

Meet at the corner of Williams & Mercer Street; park at Jennings School.

Contact FRESH for details.





Wednesday, March 30th, 12:30-1:15 PM — “Defining Ourselves Through Art”

Bring either a piece of art or an image of artwork (your own or someone else’s) and share how you identify with the work of art. Come and see what inspires our Avery Point community!

Contact Susan McGuire with questions or links of images.








Monday, February 28th, 12:30-1:15 PM — “Raise Your Political Voice”

Interested in political activism? Here’s a chance to learn about different ways you can become involved in your community.

State Representative Christine Conley, who represents Groton and Ledyard, will visit campus to share her experiences and thoughts on political engagement. An opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts will follow. All are welcome, regardless of political party preference.

This event is a collaboration of Avery Point’s Global Cafe, Student Activities, and Frank Griggs (Assistant Professor in Residence, Political Science).





UConn Avery Point Global Café, the Avery Point Director’s Office, and UConn’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion invite you to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., by participating in these virtual events:

January 19th, 12:30-1:15pm, “What Did MLK, Jr., Ask of Us? Striving to Meet his Ideals on Campus”—Join Michael Bradford, a renowned playwright who was a student at Avery Point, later taught drama here, and is now UConn’s Vice Provost for Faculty, Staff, and Student Development.  He and the Global Café coordinators will lead a virtual discussion using MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” as a launching point as we reflect on how we’re striving to live King’s dream in our own personal and professional lives.  Join the event; contact Laurie Wolfley for details.

Please also tune in to other virtual ODI events commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.:

  • Jan. 17th, 9:00-3:00 pm, MLK Day – UConn Day of Service.
  • Jan. 18th, 2:00-3:30pm, “National Day of Racial Healing Presentation”—Feminista Jones, a feminist writer, public speaker, community activist, and semi-retired social worker, will offer a virtual presentation and Q&A session.  Her work centers Black American culture, critical race theory, intersectionality, women’s health and well-being.  Register for the event.
  • Jan. 20th, 5:00-7:00pm, “2022 MLK, Jr., Living Legacy Convocation TED Talks”—Speakers representing our UConn community from all locations will contribute to a series of very brief TED talks invoking MLK’s wisdom and values.  Register for the event.