March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego

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Wednesday, March 6

2:15pm PST

Express Yourself: Creating a Civic/Community Engagement Mix Tape
What are the boundary-spanning ways in which community partners, practitioners in the field, and community members think about, define, and are motivated by civic and community engagement (CCE)? How we define CCE influences our work, our community partnerships, and the lens through which we understand critical issues. In this session we will listen to songs selected by participants, dialogue about creating meaning through music, and bring participants closer together in a shared understanding of CCE. We will do this by: 1) Picking a song - something that speaks to how you think of civic and/or community engagement, or a song you were exposed to at an important time in your life, or one that you feel defines you or your generation's way of thinking about CCE. 2) Showing up - share your stories and listen to others share stories about their song and perspective. We will play songs for the group, have participants share the meaning behind their selection, and then engage in conversations about how meaning-making through music can strengthen the work we do by sharing it in different forms to different audiences. 3) Enjoying the music - all participant selections will be combined into a mix tape (let's be real...it's a playlist) to be shared electronically.


Alisha Andrews

AmeriCorps Program Director, Campus Compact of the Mountain West
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Stephanie Schooley

Executive Director, Campus Compact of the Mountain West
Stephanie Schooley became the Executive Director of CCMW in 2010 after serving with the organization since 2001. Over the course of Stephanie’s career with Campus Compact, she developed and implemented national service and community-engagement programming, expanded CCMW's partnerships, brought... Read More →

Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:25pm PST
KIPJ 215

3:45pm PST

Empowering Digital Citizens: The Role of Story and the Moral Imagination
We will share short digital narratives that inspire us to think more inclusively about our work in two educational sectors—higher education and non-profit arts education where we work on issues related to peace, human rights, social justice and environmental sustainability. Purpose: Share a peacebuilding framework, contemplative practices and storytelling exercises for being and becoming the digital citizens needed to build community and coalitions for more just, sustainable and joyful futures. Objectives: (1) introduce participants to the moral imagination as a framework that embraces multiple ways of knowing and being (2) explore digital citizenship through the lens of the moral imagination (3) build community through storytelling exercises and spirited dialogue. Impact: Shift participants’ paradigms—and practices—from digital media consumers to curators and publishers; model reflective inquiry and collaboration; provide an opportunity to contribute to a post-conference publication. Partners: We will invite workshop participants to partner with one another and with us to create a post-conference publication, building on our lived experience as digital citizens.


Martine McDonald

Journeys in Film, Journeys in Film
Director of Programs, Journeys in Film

Candace Walworth

Peace Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies professor, Naropa University
Candace Walworth, Ph.D., is a Professor of Peace Studies at Naropa University where she has received numerous teaching awards, specializing in building interdisciplinary learning communities that engage the body, heart-mind, and imagination in the healing of our world. Her teaching... Read More →

Wednesday March 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:55pm PST
Friday, March 8

9:30am PST

Decolonizing Service-Learning: Indigenous Collage Methodology and Possible Futures
This hands-on interactive session will invite folks to participate in their own collage projects with presenters. After an introduction to theories of settler colonialism, indigenous feminisms, and indigenous collage frameworks by presenters, participants will be encouraged to work and think through a project of their own. We encourage colleagues to consider the pervasive influence of settler colonialism and to consider that, in-spite of our most well-intentioned efforts, settler logics continue to limit our imaginations of the possible. Specifically, we draw on indigenous scholar Leanne Charlie’s collage methodology. “Indigenous collage invites us to work with the fragmented realities of Indigenous identities, families, communities, cultures, and lands that have been created—sometimes violently, always intentionally—by historical and contemporary colonialism. It offers a space for indigenous historical realities, present realities, and desired futures to intersect in innovative and unexpected ways.” Our theory of change honors ontology and action over Western privileged epistemology. We acknowledge that we cannot only think our way out of coloniality—we must be the doers. We invite our participants to bring with them a current or recent problem of practice, a research question, recent rumination, or a challenge that you hope to think through and address.

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Deanna Chappell Belcher

Doctoral Candidate, University of Oregon
Since UO discontinued the Service-Learning Program, I have been focusing full time on my doctoral work. I am beginning to gather data in Portland and Seattle for my research on teacher activists and teacher activism. Inspired by activist teachers in Eugene, I am active in CAPE... Read More →
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James Snyder

Doctoral Candidate, University of Oregon
Jimmy Snyder is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education program at the University of Oregon. He is a citizen of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. He is a 2009 graduate of the UO Sapsik'ʷałá master degree program and has a history degree from... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:40am PST