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Collaboration Project

ICAN: Imagine Change, Act Now

Initiating global action and activism.

Imagine Change, Act Now (ICAN) is a forum for a wide-ranging series of events, actions and activities highlighting contemporary and historical work for social change related to basic human rights. The project involves multiple campus constituencies in a collaborative and interdisciplinary effort to educate, inspire, empower and engage our Adelphi community through learning about, as well as taking part in, local and global actions to create the world we dream about.

The Project

  • Engaged the Adelphi and broader community in activities that bring to light efforts to build a society and world based on social justice
  • Reflected inclusive, representative and diverse constituencies through the process and activities
  • Foster excitement and participation in heightened political and civic engagement
  • Moved from dialogue to action
  • Served as a catalyst to promote and support all student clubs and organizations committed to the ICAN mission


  1. Continue the collaboration and community building of the prior year
  2. Support and develop student leadership in social justice related projects
  3. Emphasize action-oriented activities

Events in This Series

Film Series “Race—The Power of an Illusion 2003 (Part II)

Loser Take All: America’s Election Mess—and How to Fix It

“Turn Over a New Leaf:” An Autumnal Celebration of Adelphi’s Recycling Initiative

WOMEN speak about HIV/AIDS

Environmental Forum

Student Night at RENT

Domestic Workers United: Building a Movement to Empower Caregivers

Faith and Politics: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Film Series: The Sky Below Screening and discussion with filmmaker Sarah Singh

Presidential Debate Party

Alix Olson & Stacy Ann Chin

Activism Workshops

Being & Becoming “American” A Forum for Inquiry into the question: What’s it like to be an immigrant in the United States?

Faith and Politics: Where Do We Draw the Line?

ICAN presents Artists and Educators Playing Outside the Box

Broken Justice A conversation about race and reproductive freedom featuring Kenneth C. Edelin

The HIHI Phototography Project Exhibit and Discussion with Rob Goldman

Black Solidarity Day

Election Night Countdown Party

Fair Trade Fashion Show

Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro, NC

Film Series: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Hunger Awareness Banquet featuring Tom Lyons, LI Area Coordinator For Heifer International

Inequality Experience

Sixty Years On: The United Nations and Universal Human Rights 2nd Adelphi Conference on the United Nations



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