Spread the word! Two Citizen Alum sessions on the ADP/TDC/NASPA 2015 program
✪ Friday, June 05, 2015 10:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Studio 3
Intergenerational Learning Communities: Citizen Alumni and Stewardship of Place
Panelists share intergenerational learning projects that bring current students and alumni together to share ideas about civic engagement. Inviting community-based alumni into the classroom is a way of practicing stewardship of place and deepening engagement with university constituents. The resulting interviews and reflections help explore how students and alumni view the relationship between the university and the community.
Presenters: Danielle Hinrichs, Associate Professor of Composition and Jodi Bantley, Community Engagement Coordinator: Civic and Community-Based Learning, Metropolitan State University (Minn.); Julie Ellison, Professor of American Culture and English, Director of Citizen Alum, University of Michigan; Marc Cooper, Professor of History, Missouri State University; Leah Murray, Associate Professor, Political Science and Philosophy, Weber State University (Utah)
✪ Friday, June 05, 2015 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Galerie 4
Civic Pathway Stories: Reframing Alumnihood by Imagining Forward, Talking Back
This participatory session is for anyone interested in building agency through storytelling at key transition points on civic pathways through and after college. Narrative methodologies (storytelling, testimony, ethnography, journaling, performance) encourage students to imagine forward to alumnihood and graduates to reread their own pathways in civic terms. Grounded in concepts of public work and projective agency, the presenters argue that current students, recent grads, and situated alums can be crucial partners in building multi-generational communities of active citizenship and active learning.
Presenters: Julie Ellison, Director, Citizen Alum, University of Michigan; Carol Bebelle, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans; Adam Bush, Co-Founder and Director of Curriculum of College Unbound, College Unbound; Petrice Sams-Abiodun, Executive Director for the Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy, Loyola University (LA); Ron Bechet, Victor Labat Endowed Professor of Art, Xavier University (LA)