202: Incorporating ‘JEDI’ Into Your Community-Based Courses

Presenters: Amanda Choutka (CAS-Literature/Writing Studies), Celeste Davis (CAS-Health Studies), Marcy Campos (Center for Community Engagement & Service), Arianna Lopez (Center for Community Engagement & Service) & Alicia Horton (Executive Director of Thrive DC)

Wednesday, August 18th, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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In this session, participants will explore methods to bring a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) framework to their community-engaged teaching and research. We will examine prominent inequity issues in the Washington DC area and the pivotal role that the nonprofit sector plays in addressing them. Faculty practitioners will share how they collaborate with local organizations to make these issues real to students. Participants will also get to hear from a local nonprofit organization about prioritizing community needs in building equitable partnerships.

At the end of this workshop participants should be able to:
  • Brainstorm classroom activities and assignments that prompt students to reflect on the diversity of their identities.
  • Understand how to ethically serve or conduct research in marginalized communities (i.e., how to avoid “white saviorism”).
  • Learn how to establish relationships with nonprofit partners based on reciprocity and equitable power dynamics.

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