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RSVP Today- Collaboratory Centennial Symposium: 100 Years of Public Engagement & Scholar Activism at The New School

Collaboratory Centennial Symposium

Are you a faculty member, student, community organizer, researcher, artist, activist, institutional partner, or cultural leader ready to engage in intimate and challenging discussions around how higher education can make the world a better place? Join us on Saturday, November 16, at Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, NY in celebrating and critically reflecting upon 100 years of Scholar Activism at The New School, along with Imagining America, and peers across universities, communities, and disciplines.

A century ago, daring professors in New York City walked out on an imperfect model of higher education, inspiring today’s New School community of scholars, creators, and activists to make their mark on the world. With growing socio-economic inequality, dispossession, racism, threats to freedom of expression and civil rights protections for marginalized communities, the current political moment reminds us of the critical importance of building coalitions across disciplines to ground scholarship and learning in the lived experience and expertise of communities.

This symposium will provide a platform to showcase exemplary socially engaged projects (scholarship, teaching and practice), celebrate interdisciplinary partnerships, and grapple with new and long-sustained challenges.  Including panels, roundtables, and a community-wide participatory workshop, faculty, community and cultural organizers, students and alumni will critically reflect  on best practices for ensuring equity, reciprocity, and impact in academic collaborations with diverse organizations and communities.

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Call for Submissions to Student and Alumni

Have you worked on a community-engaged project that you are proud of and want to share?

We’re selecting a group of New School students and alumni to present posters of their community-engaged work, projects, and ideas to more than 100 scholars, creators, and activists at the Collaboratory Centennial Symposium.

To enter, please submit a short proposal of your community-engaged work to by Thursday, October 11, 2019.

Work from across all disciplines will be accepted.

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Job Opportunity

A team of faculty working from Parsons and the Schools of Public Engagement are seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to develop Community Engagement 101 – an introductory curriculum for faculty and graduate students across The New School, who are teaching (or TA’ing) courses that engage with external communities and partners in a thoughtful, and socially just way. To apply and find out more about the position, click here.

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