At the end of each semester, the Nashman Center hosts the Symposium on Community-Engaged Scholarship. This event invites students, faculty, and community partners to share their experiences, disseminate findings, and learn about other campus/community initiatives.
All faculty and students are encouraged to attend, and invite their community partners as well. Many faculty incorporate Symposium participation into their course design, particularly those who assign “Showcase Presentations” as graded work. Other faculty invite students to attend the Symposium as an alternative assignment to a short reflection paper. Please contact Wendy Wagner, [email protected] for more information about including your course in this event.
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 (more are being added – registration closes Dec 1)
The 2019/2020 Knapp Fellow, Zaniya Lewis
The 2019/2020 Knapp Fellow, Yesenia Yepez
Eco-Equity Challenge grant recipient, Jonathan Kilvaugh