From Community Engagement to the Good Society
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
How do we go from “keeping things the same” through charity forms of service to “making things better” through social change forms of community engagement? This talk will argue for why we should make the switch and how we can do it.
The program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by The Center for Civic Learning & Action grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Department of Middle East studies. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, Civic Engagement and the Liberal Arts.
Biography (provided by the speaker)
Randy Stoecker is a professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin with an affiliate appointment in the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Minnesota, and an M.S. in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He conducts trainings and speaks frequently on community organizing and development, participatory action research/evaluation, higher education community engagement strategies, and community information technology. He has facilitated numerous participatory action research projects, community technology projects, and empowerment evaluation processes with community development corporations, community-based leadership education programs, community organizing groups, and other non-profits across a wide range of issues and places, including hip-hop. Randy has written extensively on community organizing and development and higher education engagement with community.