March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
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Thursday, March 7 • 4:00pm - 5:10pm
Community Engagement, Power, and Privilege in Makuleke, South Africa

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The main goals of this presentation are to share what we have learned about designing and implementing a community engagement experience that is co-created with our South African partners in Makuleke Village and to have a conversation with others about the opportunities and challenges of this model. First, this session foucses on the creation of this community engagement experience. While it has evolved over the last seven years, it has always relied upon a partnership between USD, the non-profit Sharing to Learn, and a Makuleke-based student group called the Equalizers. We believe that there are important lessons to be learned from how these partnerships have developed and deepened over the years. Second, the Youth Leadership Workshop is co-created each year with our partners and has focused on a variety of specific issues. The Workshop itself provides an opportunity for the USD students and the Makuleke students to address issues of power and privilege through specific activities that address our unequal global power positions. And third, the presenters will discuss some of the failures they have experienced while doing this program in Makuleke and the ways in which they have sought to respond to these failures.

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Lisa Nunn, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of San Diego
I am a cultural sociologist who studies education and sexualities. In particular, I am interested in the ways that institutions shape our identities. I am an advocate of experiential learning for undergraduate students--and for everyone, actually.
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Mike Williams

Professor, University of San Diego
I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and I specialize on African politics and development. I am also the Director of the Changemaker Hub at the University of San Diego. I am interested in promoting programs and experiences for students that... Read More →

Thursday March 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:10pm PST

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