Segal Program

Upcoming Events

The Segal Program is proud to offer regular events and trainings for our Fellows, with details below about our gatherings through December. Each event is a way for Fellows to discuss important issues, as well as connect with each other on their citizen leadership journey. Check out our recent events, as well.


Feb 2021 Segal COVID Response Convening
February Segal Convening: Segal Network Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

February Convening: Segal Network Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Thursday, February 25, 2021; 1-2pm EST (On Zoom, Please register in advance)

 Join us on 2/25 to hear and talk about some of the varied Segal Network Responses to the COVID Pandemic. We’ll hear from Raquél Lynn Pérez RN and Imani Islam, Segal Fellows on the frontlines in healthcare, as well as from Segal Founders tackling the pandemic in different ways. Tom Freedman, Maria White, and the team at Freedman Consulting have been working with clients on their COVID-19 crisis response and producing a daily newsletter on COVID-19’s impact on low-income and vulnerable communities. Arnie and Carol Kanter and Janis Mendelsohn started Innovation 80 in part to help small arts organizations in Chicago and the populations they serve survive and rebuild during and after the pandemic.

Segal Fellows and staff discussing systemic racism and police brutality

Regular Virtual Segal Gatherings

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Fellows have met at least biweekly to connect, reengage with the Program, and create support systems during difficult times. We will post upcoming informal Fellow chat times here, when there are multiple weeks without another convening scheduled. 

First meeting of steering committee for Segal Fellow Racial Justice Summit

Racial Justice Summit

Based on a powerful idea from Segal Fellows in 2020, The Segal Program is planning a Racial Justice/Antiracism Summit for Segal Fellows to be held by early summer 2021. We encourage all Fellows to give their input to the Summit by joining the Planning Committee. To learn about the Program, please visit our Racial Justice Summit Information page.

If you would like to sign up to be part of the Planning Committee please email your interest to Susie at

During our formal and informal chats, conversations have created space for dialogue around issues of racism at all levels (individual through systemic), police brutality, and the importance of antiracist work, as well as how recent and ongoing issues and events, including the killings of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, are impacting our Fellows are the larger world.

To learn more about the ways the Segal Program has continued these efforts and conversations please see our anti-racism update page.