2018 Spring Engagement Series


Tuesday, Feb. 27th

Voice, Activism, and Democracy Symposium

Government Officials

Students, Staff, and Faculty

9:30am – 10:45am | EUC Maple

Government officials will speak about the city’s priorities, how students can get engaged in local programs and pathways to politics and public service.
Panelists: Nancy Hoffman, Greensboro City Council, District 4; Michelle Kennedy, Greensboro City Council, At-Large; Dr. Love Crossling Director, City of Greensboro Human Relations; moderated by Dr. Chris Poulos.

Grassroots Community Groups

Students, Staff, and Faculty

11:00am – 12:15pm | EUC Maple

Community organizers will discuss issues and ethical frames that shape their actions, including suggestions for how college students can get involved in community efforts.
Panelists: Hugh Latham, Democracy Greensboro; Dr. Kathe Latham, Green Drinks Greensboro; Rev. Randall Keeny, Sanctuary Movement; moderated by Dr. Etsuko Kinefuchi.

Activist Scholarship

Students, Staff, and Faculty

2:00pm- 3:15pm | EUC Maple

UNCG students and professors who are activist-scholars will discuss bridging academic inquiry with community impact to inspire the expression of voice, activism, and democracy.
Panelists: Jessica Clifford and Samaya Roary, UNCG students; Dr. Jenni Simon,
Lecturer, Communication Studies; Dr. Marianne LeGreco, Associate Professor, Communication Studies; moderated by Dr. Cris Damasceno.

 Dr. Nicholas V. Longo

Chair of Public and Community Service Studies an Professor of Global Studies at Providence College

From 2006-2008, he served as the director of the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute, an endowed civic leadership center at Miami University in Ohio. He also served as a program officer at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation in the area of civic education and directed Campus Compact’s national youth civic engagement initiative, Raise Your Voice.   Nick is author of a number of books, articles, and reports on issues of youth civic education, community-based leadership, global citizenship, and service-learning.

2018 Spring Engagement Workshops:

  • Next Generation Engagement
  • Global Education Through Local Engagement
  • Leadership Thick vs. Leadership Thin
  • Teaching Leadership Through Civic Engagement
  • Community-Engaged Narrative Methodologies

2018 Spring Engagement Series Sponsors:

Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement

Institute for Community and Economic Engagement

International Programs

Office of Intercultural Engagement

Lloyd International Honors College

Department of Communication Studies