Fall 2019 Symposium

Fall 2019 Symposium


Monday, December 9th, 2019, 12:00-3:30pm Marvin Center, 3rd floor


11:30-12:00 pm Presenter Check-in (Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor)

12:00 pm Lunch Speaker and Discussion

Guest speaker: Alexander Justice Moore, Chief Development Officer, DC Central Kitchen, and author of, The Food Fighters: DC Central Kitchen’s First Twenty-Five Years on the Front Lines of Hunger and Poverty (2014).

Lunch catered by DC Central Kitchen.


1:30-2:20pm Concurrent Reflection Sessions

Participants are invited to choose from several sessions.


Service and Social Justice: How do we Make the Connection?

Marvin Center Room 311

Facilitator: Mr. Michael Tapscott, Director of the Multicultural Student Services Center

Student presenters from TRDA 3131W: Theatre for Social Change, Instructor Jodi Kanter. 


GW Partnerships with DC Public Schools

Marvin Center Room 301

Facilitator: Dr. Jonathon Grooms, Assistant Professor, GSEHD and Co-director of GWTeach


The Sustainability Forum: Why do you Care and Why does it Matter? 

Marvin Center Room 307

Facilitator: Dr. Tara Scully, Assistant Professor of Biology, and Director of the Sustainability Minor

Special Guest: Alexander Justice Moore, DC Central Kitchen


Creatively Capturing the Complexities of Communities: Video Screening and Discussion 

Marvin Center Room 302

Facilitator, Dr. Imani M. Cheers, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Featuring student work from SMPA 4180: Online Journalism Workshop


2:30-3:30pm Showcase Presentations

Symposium participants are encouraged to explore as many rooms as possible. Students will presentation on their community engaged scholarship from a variety of disciplines, including: communications, human services and social justice, university writing, Spanish, community health, and media and public affairs, and more.


Showcase Presentations:

The 2019/2020 Knapp Fellow, Zaniya Lewis

The 2019/2020 Knapp Fellow, Yesenia Yepez 

Eco-Equity Challenge grant recipient, Jonathan Kilvaugh

HSCI 2110: Disease Prevention/Health Promotion, Instructor: Maranda Ward

HSSJ 1100: Introduction to Human Services and Social Justice, Instructor: Emily Morrison

HSSJ 1177: Organizing Social Justice and Human Services, Instructor: Gretchen Van Der Veer

HSSJ 3110W: Program Planning and Evaluation, Instructor Michelle Kelso

HSSJ 3152: Fact/Field/Fiction, Instructor Emily Morrison

TRDA 3131W: Theatre for Social Change, Instructor: Jodi Kanter