Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Upcoming Events

The Segal Program is proud to offer regular events and trainings for our Fellows and the larger Segal Network. Each event is a way for Fellows to discuss and prepare to take action around important issues, as well as a chance to connect with each other and our Founders and partners, as they move forward on their citizen leadership journey. Check out our recent events, as well.

Celebrating Pride: Expanding our Timeline of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement

Join us online on Tuesday, June 6, from 12-1pm Eastern as we celebrate Pride Month and reflect on the past, present, and future of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement. Explore the LGBTQ+ rights movement timeline developed over the past 15 years in Professor Susan Curnan's course at Heller on "LGBTQ+ Justice: A History of Pride, Prejudice, and Policy in the United States." Hear from Segal Program Staff and course T.A. Lanni Isenberg about how the timeline has expanded over the years and what it has meant to students involved. Come ready to share a key event or person, past, present or future, who stands out to you within the movement.


DC-Area Segal Network Informal Dinner

Please join us for an informal Segal Network dinner to kick of the celebrations of The Segal Program's 15th Anniversary, to welcome our newest National Service Alumni on their DC visit, and to connect with Washington-Area Segal Fellows, Founders, and partners.

  • Friday, June 9: 6-8pm
  • AmeriCorps HQ (250 E St SW)
  • Casual Dinner & Networking
  • RSVP here by June 2

RJAR LC: Systemic Racism & Technology

Join us online Thursday, June 22, from 4-5pm Eastern, as a part of our quarterly Racial Justice and Antiracism Learning Community gatherings, for a conversation on combating systemic racism in technology with Ezra Tefera, Director of The Racial Justice x Technology Program at Heller's Institute for Economic and Racial Equity, and with Segal Fellow Gabby Zilkha, Senior Product Manager for Learning at SAP SuccessFactors. Register here. More details to come.

Quarterly Segal Fellow Hangouts

Join us for an informal Segal Fellow Hangout. No agenda, just a chance to connect with old friends and meet new ones.

Segal Fellow Chat Jan 2021 Zoom Screenshot

You’ve asked for more chances to just hang out and catch up, and now we’re kicking off Virtual Segal Fellow Hangouts! Each quarter (~July, October of 2023), a Segal Fellow will “host” a Virtual Fellow Hangout by picking a time that works for them and connecting informally with any Fellows who are able to join them at that time. No agenda or planning required. This is just a chance for Fellows to chat and connect. Fellows can see their calendar invite or contact staff for the Zoom link.

  • If you’re interested in hosting a future Fellow Hangout, sign up here.

Monthly RJAR LC Affinity/Caucus Group Gatherings

  • Black & African American Affinity Space: (meetings every third Tuesday of the month; contact Conveners Robyn Pratt or Le’Otis Boswell-Johnson, or Susie for more details)
  • "Robyn Pratt, a 2020 Segal Fellow, and Le’Otis Boswell Johnson, a 2018 Segal Fellow, co-lead the Segal Black and African American Affinity! As a member of the Black community, we welcome you to our Segal Fellowship Black and African American Affinity Space with open arms and hearts. This group was formed to build community, support each other, and discuss how our culture, background, and experiences can and should show up in our roles as well as inform and influence our work, in and out of the Segal Fellowship. We understand that some folks may be a part of the mixed race affinity space and we want to honor your black/aa identity, uplift your experience and background and invite you to join both this space and the mixed race space. You are welcome here.”
  • White Caucus Group: (monthly meeting times vary; contact Conveners Lila Givens or Chris Capron, or Susie for more details)
  • If you’re interested in helping convene another affinity group, please contact Susie. Affinity groups for our Latinx, APIDA, and Multiracial Fellows are still under development

Segal Program Racial Justice & Antiracism Learning Community

Please visit the Racial Justice & Antiracism Learning Community Page for more information.

We're excited to already have 30 Fellows signed up for our Segal Program Racial Justice & Antiracism Learning Community (RJAR LC). You can still join us and sign up


Segal Fellows and staff discussing systemic racism and police brutality


Regular Virtual Segal Gatherings

The Segal Program hosts events monthly, alternating between bi-monthly Segal Convenings with guest speakers from inside and outside of the Segal Network and bi-monthly Fellow-Led Features, where Fellows talk with other Fellows about an item (book, movie, article, blog, podcast, etc.) that they've created or that has inspired their thinking.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Fellows have met even more frequently 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. 

Meeting of the Summit Planning Committee

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 rise in Anti-Asian Racism, Anti-Black Violence, and police violence, 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.