February Conversation: Community Engaged Scholarship and Activist Movements - Making the Connection

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On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, the Nashman Center will be hosting February’s Breakfast Conversation on Community Engaged Scholarship!

This Conversation will be facilitated by members of the 2018 Nashman Faculty Learning Community on the #BlackLivesMatter movement. They will address the sensitivity and skills needed to facilitate reflective discussions that help students connect their personal experiences in the community with larger societal inequities and national movements that are working to address them.

9:30 am, Coffee and connection with colleagues
9:45-10:45 am, Conversation begins

Save the Date: Chavez Huerta Itliong Day, March 28-29, 2019

You and your students can be involved in this GW tradition celebrating the farmworker's movement and honoring these social change makers. You can learn more about the events for Chavez Huerta Itliong Day by subscribing to their newsletter and following them on twitter @chidayGW! Want to engage even more? Check out the learning and service opportunities with Operacion Impacto https://givepul.se/akkbm

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Nashman Affiliate Faculty, Dr. Maranda Ward, Appointed to the DC Department of Health Commission on Health Equity

Congratulations to Maranda Ward, of the Medical School’s Clinical Research and Leadership department, on her new role. Dr. Ward brings both scholarly expertise and leadership experience to her new role, having already served in 2017-2018 as a Commissioner of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) in Ward 7.

Link here for a recent article in The Hatchet describing her work.

Follow Dr. Ward yourself via her podcast: #EquityMatters (link here).

GW ArtReach and New Collaboration with DC Central Kitchen

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Click below for this great example of GW’s campus-community partnerships.

“Creatively merging our two organizations’ areas of expertise, Aselin Lands of GW ArtReach created art lessons to correspond with three popular DC Central Kitchen nutrition lessons: “MyPlate”, “Where does your food come from?” and “Eat the Rainbow.” For six weeks, 30 students alternated between interactive nutrition education lessons and creative art projects. Each of their nutrition education lessons involved a hands-on cooking demo, including our popular kale salad recipe and a taco representing all five food groups. One student, Dylan, liked the kale salad so much that he later made it with his family at home! However, he did report being just a little disappointed that his mom bought pre-chopped kale instead of a bunch, meaning he couldn’t use the knife skills he had learned in class with us.”

https://dccentralkitchen.org/2018/12/20/a-new-partnership-at-thearc/

New Podcasts on Health Equity in DC from the Rodham Institute at GW

New semester-new learning opportunities about the social determinants of health in DC!

Check out the first four in a series of 8 mini podcasts from the Rodham Insititute https://anchor.fm/rodham-diana-hla about Health Equity in DC. They run about 7 minutes long and have interviews with various academic and community leaders on each of the Social Determinants of Health.

Featured Speaker: John Saltmarsh on How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education

Featured Speaker: John Saltmarsh on How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education

Join the Nashman Center on Wednesday, January 30th, 9:00-10:45am, as we welcome Dr. John Saltmarsh to campus for a talk and facilitated discussion,

“How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education.”

(RSVP HERE)

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Start the New Semester With a Discussion on Public Health 1/28/2019

DC Community Health Connect is a series of networking and educational events for community-based health care providers and community members. The purpose of these events is to create a forum to exchange ideas and resources, as well as to learn from experts from academia, government, and community-based organizations.

Food will be provided, and tickets are free but limited.

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Time: 5:30 - 8:00PM

Location: Busboys and Poets, 14th & V

2021 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009 

Eventbrite Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-community-health-connect-sickle-cell-disease-tickets-53606298883

For any questions, please contact:

Kristina Williams at krwilliams@mfa.gwu.edu 

Click Here to RSVP!