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.

Digitally-Divided to Digitally United: Early Lessons from the Pandemic Response

Tuesday, December 1, 2020: 1: 00-2:00 PM EST 

Join MassINC and The Segal Citizen Leadership Program for the release of the report "Going for Growth: Promoting Digital Equity in MA Gateway Cities" and a panel discussion on how resources can be channeled in a targeted fashion to accelerate this work and garner a range of benefits. Panelists from the event include:

  • Dr. Maria Madison,  Associate Dean, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, and Director of the  Institute on Assets and Social Policy, The Heller School at Brandeis University, and panel moderator

Dr. Madison joined the Heller School in 2017 with over 20 years of experience in evidence-based research and management, especially in the design and implementation of clinical trials in the US and globally, with a background and extensive experience in public health. Dr. Madison serves as Associate Dean of the Office for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Director of the Heller's Institute on Assets and Social Policy and is the founder and president of Robbins House, Inc., a historic home and nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness of African -American history in Concord, MA. Dr. Madison has a multitude of leadership managing multidisciplinary and multicultural teams and has always engaged actively with social justice issues.  

  • Representative Andy Vargas,  Third Essex (Haverhill)
A Haverhill native, Andy Vargas has served as the State Representative for the 3rd Essex District since 2017. Representative Vargas is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses, the Joint Committee on Education, and the Joint Committee on Public Health. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus. Previously, Representative Vargas served as a Haverhill city councilor and Senior Marketing Manager at Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll).
  • Dan Noyes, Co-CEO, Tech Goes Home
Dan Noyes is Co-CEO of Tech Goes Home, a Boston-based non-profit that empowers communities to access and use digital tools through a train the trainer, community driven model. Dan joined Tech Goes Home in 2010. He brings experience from his time as a Legislative Aid in Congress, the Technology Director at Fenway High School, and his implementation of the largest middle school 1: 1 laptop initiative in New England. 
  • Jacqulyn Gantzer,  Director of Remote Learning, Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Jackie Gantzer joined the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in April as Director of Remote Learning. In this capacity, she has played a leading role coordinating and implementing the state's pandemic response for K-12 schools. Previously, Jackie served in the Indianapolis Mayor's Office of Education Innovation and as an education consultant supporting organizations with talent, planning, and development strategy.

For more information please see the event flyer

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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. 

Segal Fellow Post-Election Chat: Moving Forward Together

Monday, November 23, 3: 00-4: 00 PM EST

Please join us for an informal post-election chat. We will reflect together on the election, listen to how one another are doing, and discuss how you are thinking and moving forward post-election / through the country's current divide. This will be a space for Fellows to dialogue openly. Please use our zoom link to join the conversation.

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December Convening: Fellow-led Feature Higher Unlearning Podcast with Le'otis Boswell-Johnson

Tuesday December 8th, 2020, 12:00-1:00 PM EST 

In December, we will be talking about the latest episodes and creation of 2018 City Year Segal Fellow Le'otis Boswell-Johnson's podcast Higher Unlearning, a podcast about racial justice in youth development and education. We will discuss topics presented in later episodes and talk about how Le'otis developed the idea, topics and discussions for content for his podcast. You can join us virtually through zoom.

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.