May 22nd Webinar: Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Webinar: Using Ethnographies and Oral Histories to Address Environmental Public Health Issues

Summer learning opportunity: Learn to use ethnography in partnerships for Environmental Public Health

Register here https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=efde03f87a8e8f77cdad368e8c9f5b35c  for the NIH webinar which will discuss the importance of how communities think about environmental exposures and the effects of those exposures on their lives. Hear about two projects working with community partners to collect oral histories about historical environmental exposures and their lived experience.

Presenters include:

Brittany Fremion, Ph.D., Central Michigan University

Michele Marcus, Ph.D., Emory University

Amy Schulz, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Frances Barg, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Britt Dahlberg, Ph.D., Science History Institute

Panel Event May 14th: Importance of Addressing Gender within Development & Humanitarian Settings

May 14, 2019 3:00PM – 5:00PM Milken Institute School of Public Health 

950 New Hampshire Avenue NW  Room B100B  Washington, DC 20052

Event will be followed by a light reception. You can RSVP here.

Global Women's Institute (GWI) is hosting an event exploring the importance of addressing gender within development and humanitarian settings. Panelists will share their own experiences implementing programs and training others to meaningfully address gender in development and humanitarian settings.    
Panelists include:
Jeni Klugman, Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security

Alison Lazarus, Director and Independent Contractor at Creative Constructs Educational Initiatives
Clemencia Muñoz-Tamayo, Head of Training Centre and Country Representative, UN Women
Tina Musuya, Executive Director, Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) 

Save the Date: 2019 Annual Conference on Citizenship

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Save the date for the 2019 Annual Conference on Citizenship, which will take place at the College Park Marriott in College Park, Maryland on October 29-30, 2019. Come prepared to share your stories and your work to strengthen our democracy with a remarkable array of activists and reformers.

Further information regarding registration and content will be forthcoming. If you have any questions before then, please reach out to conference@ncoc.org.

Event Recap: Dr. Maranda Ward The History of Inequity in DC: What Community Engaged Scholars Need to Know

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On Wednesday, March 26th, the Nashman Center hosted our March Breakfast on Community-Engaged Scholarship at Gelman Library! Doctor Maranda Ward, a Nashman Affiliated Faculty member and Professor at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, presented and led a robust discussion.

The presentation focused on historic inequality in D.C. that has perpetuated to this day and the ways that GW faculty and students can interact with organizations fighting for justice in an appropriate way - by lifting up communities in the areas where they are strong. Thank you to everyone who came out for this enlightening conversation.

If you missed the event or want a chance to review what was discussed today check out the PowerPoint from Dr. Ward here.

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The Washington City Paper Published Advice from DC Residents

The Washington City Paper just published a series of advice and essays from native D.C. residents to newcomers to the city. We encourage you to continue to learn more about the city we are apart of, and encourage your students to leave the “Foggy Bottom Bubble” and become a part of both the campus and local community. The idea from the city paper resonated with us that- “Most newcomers reside in DC to fulfill a purpose: to go to a university or work on Capitol Hill or a think tank or campaign, but this district holds so much significance, expressed in just one word: home. Newcomers must be mindful and at times sensitive to who they are living next door to, riding the train with, walking and eating amongst. DC is much more than a land of promise and opportunity, it is a place of comfort, warmth, and familiarity.”

Read more about the experiences of DC Natives, please visit https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/21049088/dc-natives-on-dc 

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2019 Active Citizens Conference

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The William and Mary 2019 Active Citizens Conference will take place on March 23rd, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join students, faculty, and community leaders coming together to learn about the best practices for impacting community and mobilizing social change. 

Register for the conference by March 13. Thanks to generous sponsors the event will now be free with transportation provided by the Nashman Center, so this is a great opportunity to learn and collaborate with engaged students from across the area!

Contact Colleen (cmpack618@gwmail.gwu.edu) to secure transportation with Nashman. Students are encouraged to register by Friday March 1st so that we have time to secure registration & transportation.

New Issue of Public-Beyond Mass Incarceration: New Horizons of Liberation and Freedom    

PUBLIC is the Journal of Imagining America, a professional association for public artists and scholars. This latest issue reflects on the efforts of university-community collaborations and shares critical writing and innovative projects that seek to transform the practices of incarceration. You can view it online now at public.imaginingamerica.org.

The contributors to the issue explore the complexities of incarceration from lived experiences as incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and system impacted people, and scholars, practitioners, and artists whose work addresses our carceral systems. These pedagogical approaches and pedagogies are tied to groundbreaking research initiatives, detailing the potentials and challenges of bringing institutional, geographical, and demographic information to a public audience in an effort to raise questions that are too often not asked. 

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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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.