Ethan Morelion ‘20 Awarded 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship

May 2, 2018

Brown University sophomore and Swearer Center student Ethan Morelion was recently named a Newman Civic Fellow and was presented formally with his award by Brown President Christina Paxson on April 19, 2018. 

"The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need in order to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities," (Campus Compact). 

Morelion is also a Swearer Center Bonner Community Fellow, a member of the Swearer Center Student Advisory Committee and an Arthur Liman Public Interest Summer Fellow (2018). As part of the inaugural cohort of Bonner Community Fellows at Brown, Morelion has engaged with the Providence community through the Sexual Health Advocacy through Peer Education (SHAPE) group, which partners with Planned Parenthood to teach sexual health to Providence high school students.

Through networking and mentoring opportunities available through the Newman Civic Fellowship, Morelion said he hopes to continue working in reproductive health and reproductive politics.

"The movement for reproductive justice and healthcare is important and lifesaving work that I'm grateful to participate in. Being awarded this fellowship is indicative of how important this work is and how much more we have to do," said Morelion. "With this fellowship, I hope to continue to develop skills to become a better community advocate and educator in order to create sustainable, transformative change."