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Tuesday, May 31 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Let's Talk about Identity in Community-based Service Learning

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This workshop will encourage faculty, staff, administration, students, & community partners to explore how to engage in safe, honest, and constructive dialogue around systemic and interpersonal assumptions of identity (race/ethnicity, social class, gender/sexuality, (dis)ability, and faith/spirituality) as it relates to community-based service learning, ourselves, our campuses, and our communities. The workshop will include: an overview of structural/systemic identity formation, a discussion on identity and its impact on service learning relationships and practice, and how we can engage in reflection, as an essential act of critical service learning (Tania Mitchell 2008), to unpack and challenge normative biases. Participants will walk away with a practical framework and a set of tools for engaging in identity dialogue in service learning and everyday life. All are welcome to attend.


Jonathan Handrup

Academic & Community Coordinator, Steans Center, DePaul University

Micaela Maynard

Academic & Community Coordinator, Steans Center, DePaul University
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Rubén Álvarez Silva

Assistant Director, Steans Center, DePaul University
Community-based Service Learning, Community Engagement, Faculty Engagement, Project-based Learning

Tuesday May 31, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Nebraska Room 335