Tania Mitchell  

Associate Professor of Higher Education Organizational Leadership, Policy & Development at the University of Minnesota 


June 8th 10:30 - 11:30 AM CST

KEYNOTE | “Moving Beyond the Non-Profit: Lessons for Community Engagement from George Floyd Square”  

Informed by the stewardship and activism that has guided the formation and ongoing work at the intersection of 38th and Chicago in South Minneapolis where George Floyd's life was taken in May of 2020, this keynote explores the possibility for a redefinition and new approach to partnerships in community engaged work. Centering community voice, strategies for mutual aid, and a commitment to social justice, Mitchell considers how higher education community engagement can be an active contributor to building more just and equitable futures.

June 9th 1:00 - 2:30 PM CST

WORKSHOP | Toward Just Relationships: Working toward a Critical Community Engaged Praxis 

This workshop provides an empirical justification for centering social justice in community engaged work and then outlines the key aspects of a critical service learning framework. Strategies and suggestions for enacting a critical service learning praxis will be offered and examples from critical service learning experiences will support participants in thinking through opportunities to embrace a critical approach to their community engagement experiences. 

Eric Hayot

Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies at the Pennsylvania State University


June 7th 1:00 - 2:00 PM CST

KEYNOTE | "Advocating for the Humanities in the Classroom and in the Curriculum"

Description forthcoming.

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