Recap: Fall 2018 Symposium on Community-Engaged Scholarship


This event was held Friday December 7th, Noon - 3:45 pm, Marvin Center, 3rd floor

Link here for the Fall 2018 Symposium program.

Link here for information about the upcoming Spring 2019 Symposium.

Highlights this semester included:

  • a lunchtime presentation by students in Dr. Leslie Jacobson’s Theatre for Social Change course, followed by Dr. Jacobson’s facilitated discussion and reflection.

  • Over 25 showcase presentations, including:

    • Advocacy films created and presented by students in SMPA 4190 Senior Capstone: Online Journalism Workshop (Instructor: Imani M. Cheers). If you missed them:

    • Undergraduate community engaged MAP-IT projects from HSCI 2195: Applied Health Equity (Instructor: Maranda Ward)

    • Research and reflection presentations by students in SOCY 2105 (Instr: Greg Squires), HSCI 2195: Applied Health Equity (Instructor: Maranda Ward), 3100W: Program Planning and Evaluation (Instr: Michelle Kelso), HSSJ 3152: Fact, Field, Fiction (Instr: Emily Morrison), HSSJ 1177 (Instr: Peter Konwerski) & SPAN 3040/ Operacion Impacto (Instr: Dolores Perillian), HSSJ 1100: Introduction to Human Services and Social Justice (Instr: Wendy Wagner), and HSSJ 4198: Citizen Leadership, Civic House Scholars Program (Instr: Wendy Wagner) 

  • Concurrent Sessions, including panel presentations and reflective discussions:

    • Community Engagement through the Arts (facilitated by Aselin Lands, Director of ArtReach GW)

    • East of the River: Inequity in DC (facilitated by Maranda Ward, Visiting Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership)

    • Partnerships in Youth Development/Education (facilitated by Lottie Baker, Assistant Professor in GSEHD)

    • The Sustainability Forum (facilitated by Tara Scully, Assistant Professor of Biology and Director of GW’s Sustainability minor)

    • Operación Impacto (facilitated by Dolores Perillán, Instructor, Spanish Literature and Director of Operación Impacto)

    • What does MMIW mean? A dialogue about Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (facilitated by Lisa Benton-Short, Chair of the Geography department). More information available here: