Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Engagement: Teach-Ins

Type: Panel
Theme: Public Engagement in Geography
Sponsor Groups: American Association of Geographers
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Napoleon B2, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Derek Alderman
Chairs: Hilda Kurtz

Description

This session is one of several organized for the purpose of providing grounded but critical discussion of public engagement and outreach opportunities, strategies, and challenges. Sessions build upon the experiences of panelists/facilitators and the sharing of perspectives from the audience to create a space where geographers can train each other, trade innovations and ideas, and negotiate practical and even political obstacles to public engagement in geography.

This panel approaches public engagement in terms of process pragmatism and public pedagogy, and frame our session around both the nitty gritty of teach-ins as a mode of public engagement and thoughts on why this work is important in 21st century higher education. Jenna Loyd (University of Wisconsin) will share her experiences with co-organizing a series of community workshops on policing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, called Transforming Justice. She will focus on creating shared knowledge and working with social movement organizers. Punam Khosla (York University) will speak to her experience doing workshops with women in low-income neighbourhoods in Toronto as well as a number of other public engagement/ outreach/ education workshops over the years in labour unions, anti criminalization gender based violence campaigns, and community radio. Ebru Ustundag (Brock University) will problematize what we understand as ‘public/community engagement', inviting expanded institutional consideration of what community building and partnership might look like. Hilda Kurtz (University of Georgia) will consider public engagement in relation to public intellectualism as assemblage, and reflect on her work co-organizing a teach-in series on civic engagement called Solidarity Sundays.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Discussant Jenna Loyd University of Wisconsin-Madison 20
Discussant Punam Khosla York University 20
Discussant Ebru Ustundag Brock University 20
Discussant Hilda Kurtz University of Georgia 20

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