Sep. 10 - Picturing Community Engagement: What We Say Through Images and Why It Matters
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This webinar for community engagement professionals draws on research by Donahue, Fenner, & Mitchell (2015) to explore the ways that photographs convey to students, faculty, and community partners what community-engaged learning is and can be. Through content analysis of photos found on websites of service-learning at California colleges and universities, the authors found a narrow and apolitical view of service. When invited to “audience” photographs – a method of decoding images drawing on the perceptions of a group of people – students found racialized patterns of who is helped and who helps. A narrow understanding of service and racialized patterns of helping reinforce charity interpretations of service-learning.
David Donahue, Director, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco
David joined the McCarthy Center as Senior Director in 2015. Before coming to USF, David was the Interim Provost and Associate Vice Provost at Mills College in Oakland, California, and worked there for more than twenty years as a professor of education. David earned his doctorate in Education from Stanford University after earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in History as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. David is a widely-published scholar on topics including service-learning in higher education, human rights, diversity and personal identity. He came to USF committed to the continuation of building a strong community while leading the McCarthy Center in its mission of helping inspire and prepare USF students for lives and careers of ethical public service.
Susan Munkres, Director, Office of Community-University Partnerships and Service Learning, The University of Vermont
A sociologist by training, Dr. Munkres has been with the CUPS Office since 2012, and has served as Director since January of 2013. Susan works primarily with faculty and community partners to develop pedagogically rigorous and reciprocal experiences that benefit both UVM students and community partners.