Engaged Learning Forum Series

The Engaged Learning Forum advances the Center for Social Concerns' approach to practicing Catholic social teaching through community-engaged research, teaching, and learning by gathering learning communities that connect campus and community experts around social concerns. The Engaged Learning Forum gathers all types of engaged scholars to promote all types of engaged scholarship. Forums welcome community partners, students, staff, and faculty. Presentations vary in their appeal from addressing the curious novice to providing advanced learning for people experienced in academic community engagement, such as alums of the Community Engagement Faculty Institute and Community-Based Learning Coordinators. They happen in person and online, wherever the spirit calls us to gather!

Forums take many forms, including, but not limited to: 

  • highlighting a model of exemplary work (e.g., an engaged department or community-engaged course),
  • sharing engaged research/scholarship in progress for feedback, 
  • providing awareness around a developing campus/community issue,
  • launching/celebrating a relevant book through a scholarly talk,
  • showcasing the results of/work in progress funded by Community Impact Grants,
  • analyzing engaged learning experiences, and
  • showcasing a community-based scholar whose work expands local knowledge and/or skills.

Our goal is to provide a regular series of robust conversations that gather interested and active engaged scholars and practitioners!

FALL 2020:

LEARNING TOGETHER DURING COVID-19

Friday, August 28, 2020 | 11:00am to 12:15pm  | Zoom link will be emailed after registration

Welcome back to the start of another semester! The Center for Social Concerns is excited to join you in a semester of innovative community-university partnerships. During the past several months we have been blessed to visit with many of you on and off-campus. These conversations have highlighted the ongoing opportunities for effective community-engaged research, teaching, and learning. We have compiled many of these opportunities into the Community Partner and COVID-19 Updates Sheet(link is external), but we know that other potential projects and partnerships exist.

Please join us to explore together what community engagement can look like during the pandemic. Come meet campus and community leaders from South Bend and join the conversation about what we have all learned (and are learning) about effective community-university partnerships during COVID-19. This event will be highly interactive, so come ready to make new connections!

Please indicate if you will join us by completing the form below by August 26, 2020.

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BUILDING CIVIC LEARNING: LESSONS FROM THE 19TH AMENDMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF NOVEMBER'S ELECTION

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 10:00am to 11:15am | Virtual Event

Dr. Christina Wolbrecht, Department of Political Science, Dr. Jay Brandenberger, Ph.D., Center for Social Concerns, and Lulama (Lulu) MoyoCenter for Social Concerns

Christina Wolbrecht, Ph.D., will discuss historical and current electoral trends in the context of the anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the coming national election. What can history tell us about the struggle for voting rights today? How can previous elections help us understand the historic 2020 election? How can we help our students make sense of this specific political moment, what some have called a 'stunningly teachable moment about the importance of democracy”?

Christina Wolbrecht is professor of political science and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. Her recent co-authored book, A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage (Cambridge 2020), examines how women voted across the first 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Two of her earlier works were recognized with national book awards. Wolbrecht has authored articles on women as political role models, the representation of women, and partisan position-taking on education policy. She is co-editor of the journal Politics & Gender. 

Please indicate if you will join us by completing the form below by September 28, 2020. Graduate Student register through GradConnect. This session is eligible for credit for the Community Engagement and Public Scholarship Certificate (CEPS).

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SUSTAINABILITY OF A COMMUNITY-PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH PROJECT IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 11:00am to 12:15pm | Virtual Event

Dr. Maria Alexandrova, Eck Institute for Global Health, Dave Lassen, Center for Social Concerns, and Lulama (Lulu) Moyo, Center for Social Concerns

This session will explore major setbacks and adaptations when implementing a community-engaged, public health research project during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project explored HPV-prevention strategies in St. Joseph County. Successful strategies focused on proactive adjustment to the anticipated timeline and open communication with stakeholders. Future steps will also be discussed, including data sharing and communication plans.

Please indicate if you will join us by completing the form below by October 13, 2020. Graduate students register through GradConnect. This session is eligible for credit for the Graduate Community Engagement and Public Scholarship Certificate (CEPS).

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SPANISH CBL @ 10!

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 11:30am to 12:45pm | Virtual Event

Rachel Parroquin, Ed.D.

(details available soon)

 

 
 

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September 2020

29
Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

October 2020

02
Labor Café Goes Virtual! October First Friday
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
04
07
Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
08
BetterTogetherND Interfaith Small Group Launch
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
11
Application Deadline | ISSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
11
Application Deadline | SSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
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November 2020

01
Higgins Labor Film Club: Norma Rae (1979)
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
06
Labor Café Goes Virtual! November First Friday
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
08
Higgins Labor Film Club: Bread and Roses (2000)
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 4:00pm
09
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 1)
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
10
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 2)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

December 2020

04
Labor Café Goes Virtual! December First Friday
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm