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Our Role in Encouraging Students to Vote

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 A Message from Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs Our democracy relies on participation, yet historically, young people have voted at lower rates than older adults. Individuals least likely to be civically engaged include those from racially and ethnically underrepresented groups, the children of parents with less formal education, and individuals […]

PJI Youth Academy Offers Opportunity for High Schoolers...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Parents asked for it and the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) responded. A new PJI Youth Academy – Social Justice Series for Central Florida youth in 9th-12th grades will be offered online Monday, August 3, Wednesday, 5 and Friday, August 7, beginning with an orientation on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Do you know any […]

Valencia Donates Culinary Equipment to Second Harvest...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Valencia College has donated $30,000 worth of culinary equipment to the Second Harvest Food Bank. This equipment was previously used by our culinary students on the West Campus and was replaced when the program moved to its new home at the Downtown Campus. “It’s simply not just about giving for the Valencia […]

Pulse Remembrance: Engaging and Empowering Activities

Thursday, July 2, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Valencia’s East and Winter Park Region remembered and reflected on the Pulse tragedy by hosting a series of online events from Monday, June 1, 2020, through Friday, June 12, 2020. The East Region Student Development team organized daily communications […]

PJI Principle 11: Practice Slowing Down 

Tuesday,  June 30, 2020 To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) has been sharing one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. This week, we feature Principle 11: With heightened emotions and all that we are facing right now, slowing down to connect with our breath, our bodies and […]

VAHC Invites You to Join the Black Music Month and...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Valencia College will celebrate Black Music Month and Juneteenth with a music series, to be held every Friday evening during June. Organized by the Valencia African Heritage Committee (VAHC), all events will feature live tributes to important music genres, including R&B, neosoul and jazz; hip-hop, rap and Afrobeat; a special Juneteenth […]

A Lesson in Resilience

Left to right: Director of the Peace and Justice Institute Rachel Allen, Administrative Manager of the PJI Community Will Jefferson, Keynote Speaker Kenneth Ginsburg and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Tuesday, May 12, 2020 By Rachel Allen, Director, Peace and Justice Institute The second annual Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing conference scheduled for Tuesday, […]

Forget the ‘Ruff’ Times and Enjoy Your...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 We asked and you answered! Thank you so much for submitting photos of your precious pets to celebrate National Pet Month. From cats and dogs to a bearded dragon, we loved to see how much they mean to you. To watch a photo montage of Valencia’s pets, click on our video […]

PJI Principle 2: Listen Deeply

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Life can be downright difficult at times, especially now as we’re journeying through illness, stay-at-home orders, virtual workplaces, online schooling for kids, and families and friends afar. To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute will remind us of one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. […]

Sport Your Favorite Denim Shirt or Hat on April 29

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, join the Denim Day movement with the Victim Service Center of Central Florida (VSC) — a day used to protest victim blaming and discuss sexual violence and its misconceptions — by wearing denim, sharing a photo and listening to a Zoom panel discussion. Denim Day is an international […]