CAAS (Concerned, Active, and Aware Students) develops advocacy programs, events, and activities to raise awareness of issues facing KU, Lawrence, and global communities. They also offer service opportunities that directly make an impact on social issues impacting the community, including working with Family Promise, a nonprofit targeting homelessness, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, and Kansas Appleseed, a nonpartisan justice organization.
CAAS plans a monthly advocacy series called Activism 101, each revolving around a different issue facing communities. October’s Activism 101 was a panel about DACA, and featured KU professors who researched immigration policy and narratives, as well as students personally impacted. Like “Center for Community Outreach” on Facebook to stay up to date with upcoming Activism 101 events!
Program Coordinators: Mariella Kennedy and Afnan Elhamshari