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A Symposium on Socially-Engaged Learning and Public Scholarship

  • Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, The New School 55 West 13th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

How might we advance The New School's legacy of challenging the status quo through socially engaged learning and scholarship?

Join us for a day of thoughtful conversations, peer exchanges and reflections at the Collaboratory Symposium 2018. Be a part of a university-wide network and engage with faculty, students and community partners at the forefront of innovative approaches and practices to creating a more just, resilient and equitable society.

10:00 am - 10:30 am - Tea/ Coffee & Entrance activities
10:30 am - 11:00 am - Welcoming remarks / Keynote
11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Panel Discussion and Q & A
12: 30 pm - 1 pm -  Lunch Served
1:10 pm -  2:40 pm - Roundtable Discussions Round 1 & Reportback
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm - Roundtable Discussions Round 2 & Reportback
4:15 pm- 5:00 pm - Closing Reception

Panelists :

Maya Wiley, Joseph Heathcott, Jess Irish, Ben Wilson, Cynthia Lawson, Rob Robinson, Masoom Moitra

Panelists will deep-dive into questions around socially engaged learning, practice and scholarship at The New School: How do socially-engaged projects and pedagogy consider and incorporate social justice issues and methods? How can students be better prepared for engaged learning with external partners and communities? What institutional processes, structures and resources would better support strong community partnerships and enhance the social justice outcomes of engaged learning activities?  

Roundtable Themes and Facilitators :

  • Activism through Arts and Culture: Cecilia Rubino, Manon Slome
  • Creating Transformation through Public Dialogue: Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, Lydia Matthews
  • Community-engaged Social Ventures: Dennis Derryck, Mehdi Salehi, Michele Kahane, Maru Bautista
  • Co-producing Knowledge through Public Scholarship: Joseph Heathcott, Jeffrey Goldfarb, Mary Watson
  • Deconstructing Race and Power: Sujatha Jesudason, Judy Pryor-Ramirez, Ujju Aggarwal, Nadia Williams
  • Imagining Change with Youth Partners: Austen Osworth, Bernadette Ludwig, Jessica Walker
  • Media and Technology for Public Engagement: Anezka Sebek, Colleen Macklin, Sarah Montague
  • Mobilizing for Environmental Justice: Ana Baptista, John Clinton, Jess Irish, Stephen Metts
  • New Spaces for Civic Action: Braden Crooks, Nelesi Rodriguez, Trebor Scholz
  • Participatory Design with Communities: Andrew Shea, John Roach, Lara Penin, Miguel Robles Duran
  • Partnering for Economic Justice: Gabriela Rendon, Kevin McQueen, Lesley Painter-Farrell
  • Preparing for Community Engagement: Cynthia Lawson, Chris London
  • Visualizing Data and Reality for Social Action: Aron Hill, Maya Georgieva