Community & Friends

Voice, Activism, & Democracy Symposium

Posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by Lori E Kniffin.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Government Officials
9:30am – 10:45am | EUC MAPLE
Government officials will speak about the city’s priorities, how students can get engaged in local programs and pathways to politics and public service.
Panelists: Nancy Hoffmann, Greensboro City Council, District 4; Michelle Kennedy, Greensboro City Council, At-Large; Dr. Love Crossling Director, City of Greensboro Human Relations; moderated by Dr. Chris Poulos.

Grassroots Community Groups
11:00am – 12:15pm | EUC MAPLE
Community organizers will discuss issues and ethical frames that shape their actions, including suggestions for how college students can get involved in community efforts.
Panelists: Hugh Latham, Democracy Greensboro; Dr. Kathe Latham, Green Drinks Greensboro; Rev. Randall Keeny, Sanctuary Movement; moderated by Dr. Etsuko Kinefuchi.

Activist Scholarship
2:00pm – 3:15pm | EUC MAPLE
UNCG students and professors who are activist-scholars will discuss bridging academic inquiry with community impact to inspire the expression of voice, activism, and democracy.
Panelists: Jessica Clifford and Samaya Roary, UNCG students; Dr. Jenni Simon,
Lecturer, Communication Studies; Dr. Marianne LeGreco, Associate Professor, Communication Studies; moderated by Dr. Cris Damasceno.

Sponsors include the Department of Communication Studies and the Office of Leadership & Service-Learning.

For questions, contact Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, s_jovano@uncg.edu.