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PBJN Monthly Newsletter

We send a monthly newsletter and occasional special announcements to our colleagues the country. Access the archives of Network-wide e-mails online. Do you have an opportunity or story you'd like to have included? Please send your content to Erin Burrows,

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October 2020 Continuous Learning Zoom Call 

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. 

Participants were invited to submit resources related to anti-racism and strategic planning which are available below. Access the session's slides here


Campus Compact 20 PBJN Session 

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.



PBJN Continuous Learning Call Archive


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. 

Centering Community Voice in a Research Agenda (February 2020)

Access this engaging conversation on how to incorporate community voice and decision making into a research agenda available here.

Place-Based Justice, Anchor Institutions and Community Engagement: Distinctions and Intersections (November 2019)


Save the Date for Calls in 2020

Thank you to the organizing team, Christopher Nayve (University of San Diego), Kirk David Holbrook (University of Pittsburgh) and Green Bouzard (Augsburg University). 




Slide Archive: 

Video Archive:

Facilitators Kent Koth (Seattle University) and Jennifer Pigza ,PhD (Saint Mary's College of California) reviewed the network’s values statement. This was an opportunity for folks to explore the shared values that unite us as a professional group and begin to brainstorm ways to realize our values in our shared work.

AyeNay Abye and Erin Burrows of Seattle University facilitate a zoom discussion on intersectionality and how it applied to place-based community engagement. 

Chris Nayve of The Univeristy of San Diego and Erin O'Keefe of Loyola Univeristy Maryland share their perspectives on community voice.  

LinkedIn Group

Join the Place-Based Justice network on LinkedIn as we continue to engage in a communal conversation and connect with other member schools.