April Inniss - King Boston
George Luc - GivePulse
Rachel Winters - University of Massachusetts Boston
How might community engagement in higher education be practiced through partnerships focused on and driven by commitments to reparations for slavery and colonialism? This session engages participants in examining this question to imagine what community engagement could look like if it were done through a lens of retrospective justice as well as a commitment to critical awareness and action to address current social and racial injustice. This session introduces participants to a new national resource and networking hub, Higher Education Reparations Engagement (HERE), and involves them in a process of envisioning what community engagement efforts can look like when oriented toward reparations locally and nationally.
Participants will learn
- from one another about the possibilities of orienting community engagement towards the work of reparations.
- about a national resource hub that provides information about higher education reparations efforts locally and nationally.
- how to contribute to the resource hub and to connect with others doing reparations work.