Community Placemaking Action Lab


This Community-Engaged Pathways and Partnerships (P2) project brings together representatives from Princeville and Greensboro, North Carolina in order to critically examine issues at the intersection of race, gender, migration, and climate and environmental justice. Legislative theatre will serve as one of our primary processes of community-engaged research, which will further result in policy recommendations to address related issues in these and other NC communities. Legislative theatre is a democratic form of action research in which all community members, regardless of age or ability, can participate in surfacing and defining pressing community needs, and then crafting policy responses. These ongoing research activities further serve to maintain institutional energy within UNCG around our Humanities Action Lab exhibit, “Environmental Justice Along the Underground Railroad”, which will return to Greensboro for public display in 2023, after touring 24 cities for more than three years.

Team Members
  • Marcia Hale, Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, UNCG
  • Lalenja Harrington, Lecturer, Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations
  • Jennifer Feather, Associate Professor, Department of English, UNCG
  • Glenda Knight, Town Manager, Town of Princeville
  • Linda Joyner, Town Commisioner
  • Esther Leerkes, Office of Research, UNCG
  • Alicia “LeeCee” Jones, Social Justice Advocate and Community Liasion
  • Kelsi Dew, Historical Outreach Coordinator
  • Phun H, Education and Advocacy Coordinator, FaithAction International House