2015 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit

Jun 9, 2015 at midnight to Jun 10, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeJun 9, 2015 at midnight to Jun 10, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
Description

2015 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit: The Global Is Local: Civic Engagement across Cultures, Communities, and Nations

The Summit will provide opportunities for faculty, professional staff, and student and community leaders interested in higher education civic engagement activities to network and learn from one another while engaging in skill-building sessions as well as discussing important issues for our campuses and communities.

Each session proposal should relate to the 2015 summit theme: The Global Is Local: Civic Engagement across Cultures, Communities, and Nations. While some campuses engage students, faculty, and staff in communities to which they already belong, many of us are engaging across boundaries of culture, race, class, faith, age, nation, and more. Especially in an era of increasing inequality, persistent de facto segregation, and significant migrations, higher education institutions that care about effective education, democratic and economic vitality, or social justice must develop people's understanding of their own identities and their broader context, as well as the knowledge and skills to communicate and collaborate across differences. What are campuses and community organizations already doing that works? What lessons have we learned from less successful efforts? What questions must we address to do better?

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AudienceCampus
CategoryAcademic
PostedApr 17, 2019