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Integrating an Antiracist Framework into Strategic Plans was a joint session held by the Place-based Justice Network and the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) on Wed, Oct 28th. Please note the session was not recorded.
This session held during Campus Compact 20 is an opportunity about place-based community engagement strategies designed on the principle that communities and higher education institutions should work in long-term partnerships to identify pathways to greater equity, justice, and sustainability. Participants will learn the core values of place-based justice and hear various institutional examples.
University Assisted Community Schools (September 2020)
Schools are complex social organisms and require consistent attention to relationships and institutional dynamics of school systems. Seattle Univeristy, Gonzaga, and Loyola University Chicago will share insights with PBJN members into how they have cultivated relationships, developed programming opportunities, and educational strategies for students, families, and community members that embed the school and university more firmly in the context of local communities.
Critical Connections in the time of COVID-19 (April 2020)
Eight campuses discussed how they are adapting place-based community engagement in the time of social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Access this engaging conversation on how to incorporate community voice and decision making into a research agenda available here.
While an increasing number of universities have or are committed to engaging their campuses in their surrounding communities, many recognize they lack the strategic focus and resources to maximize and sustain their impact on those communities. Place-based community engagement provides a powerful way to creatively connect campus and community to foster positive social transformation. Learn more about the book here.
Lessons Learned from Seattle University’s Journey of Community Engagement, Kent Koth, Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement
Education Engagement Specialist Report 2016, Cohen Research & Evaluation, LCC