Shared Resources - Summer 2021 Institute
Community-Engaged Learning Resources
Jane Turk (Campus Compact Resources) ( email@example.com)
- National Campus Compact site
- Civic Agency Workshops
- Social Change Wheel 2.0 Toolkit
- Perceptions of Partnership
- Campus Compact Credentialing Program
- CC Knowledge Hubs
- Campus Compact Resources
- Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network Anti Racist Community Engagement Virtual Conference (co-hosted by Kentucky Campus Compact)
- Compact 20 Regional Conferences
Some Community Organizing Traditions Resources from AJ Lewis with Elliot Ratzman
Elliot Ratzman suggests my hunch is that understanding the strengths and weaknesses, the virtues and skill, of community organizing will really enhance a professor and a program’s ability to carry out smart long or medium-term partnerships with non-university agencies and agents. The work we do is not organizing, but thinking like an organizer or thinking or like we’re engaged in a campaign, has been very useful for me to think about these concerns. I have pdfs of all of these, so email me (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and I’ll send them along to you.
Michael Gecan, Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action, Beacon. The best short book in defense of the Alinsky/IAF community organizing method, complete with great examples.
Robert Putnam, “Valley Interfaith: The most dangerous thing we do is talk to our neighbors,’” in Better Together: Restoring the American Community, 2003. A great short description of organizing for power among a disenfranchised border community in Texas.
Mark and Paul Engler, This is an Uprising, How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century, Nation Books, 2016. The best treatment of the tensions between “activism” and “organizing” with great case studies. The Englers have pioneered the “momentum” strategy, now being used by groups like Sunrise and IfNotNow. https://democracyuprising.com/
Vincent Lloyd, “Organizing Race: Taking Race Seriously in Faith-Based Community Organizing,” Journal of Religious Ethics, 2014. A fantastic summary of traditional schools of organizing, and critique of interracial projects, championing a specifically Black tradition of organizing. See also Lloyd’s In Defense of Charisma.
From Lisa Kaul (Vassar College)
This is somewhat related to Marion’s question regarding assessment: Duke has an interesting “self-assessment and resource tool to help faculty implement critical serving learning courses."
They also list a couple of other resources on assessment and impact.
Service & Social Innovation Ecosystem (Susan Sanning, Grinnell College)SSI Ecosystem Infographic
Mapping Power, Privilege, & Identity in Community-Engaged Learning (Lia Schifitto)C-EL Affinity Group Pres Day 2
Humanities Labs at Colby - Explore a series of 2-3 minute videos
Here are a few links that build on themes from Philip Ewell’s talk today:
Scott Denham (Davidson College)
Ungrading / Liberatory pedagogy
Innovations in Humanities
Lisa Kaul (Vassar College)
Podcast Suggestions (Anonymous)
I found the following podcasts to be incredibly helpful in terms of developing my understanding of a variety of issues related to white supremacy, US history, social justice movements, etc.:
- Intersectionality Matters - I listen to this on an ongoing basis. Kimberlé Crenshaw gathers really fantastic scholars, activists, lawyers, athletes, etc. to talk about intersectional matters.
- Scene on Radio - Especially the Seeing White and The Land that Never Has Been Yet seasons
- This Land - full series