African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher by Stephanie Y. Evans

By Stephanie Y. Evans

Appears to be like at town-grown relationships with a spotlight on African americans.

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Social change can happen more effectively through critically discussing assumptions, expectations, experiences, and perspectives that emerge when placing race at the center of town–gown communication and practice. Notes 1. J. Dewey, Democracy and Education (New York: Free Press, 1916). 2. R. Stoecker, “Practices and Challenges of Community-Based Research,” Journal of Public Affairs 6 (2002): 219-39; K. Ward, “Addressing Academic Culture: Service-Learning, Organizations, and Faculty Work,” in Academic Service-Learning: A Pedagogy of Action and Reflection, ed.

They need to be able to see their face reflected in the teachers and artists and to experience culturally specific interpretations of the various disciplines they are learning. This type of feedback carries significantly more weight in terms of its practical applications, far more than any research studies. Our program seeks to promote artistic exploration, inspire individual creativity, and nurture understanding, skills, and knowledge of art and culture of the African Diaspora and other underrepresented communities.

Community Folk Art Center, Illuminate the Arts Program [brochure] (Syracuse, NY: Community Folk Art Center, 2006), 1. 28 Kheli R. Willetts 12. For professional purposes, the university name is withheld. Artist Wendy Ewald’s Literacy through Photography Program inspired this project. Ewald is currently the creative director of the program at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. This exhibition was on view from May 9 to December 31, 2006. 13. This was explained to me on January 26, 2007, by the artist involved with the project.

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