Community & Friends

Funding Support for the Gulf South Summit

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Lori E Kniffin. Tags: , , , , , ,
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The Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education will be hosted by UNCG on March 22-24, 2017. The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement encourage community partners in community-engaged scholarship teams with UNCG faculty and staff to consider co-presenting their shared work.

To this end, ORED and ICEE are providing funding support for conference registration. Funding is limited and priority will be given to community partners, but students, faculty and staff may apply. Applicants must have an accepted conference proposal to apply.

This year’s conference will focus on how community-university partnerships foster equity and inclusion by leveraging the intersectionality of our identities. Sessions will explore the complexity of embracing all voices in building community across diverse contexts, dialogue and deliberation as democratic practices, restorative justice initiatives, innovation through social entrepreneurship, best practices in student leadership for civic engagement, and the latest in community-engaged scholarship. 

Conference proposals are due December 9th

Questions related to the conference can be directed to Cathy Hamilton (chhamilt@uncg.edu). Questions about funding for registration can be directed to Emily Janke (emjanke@uncg.edu).