The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Socially Distanced, Community Engaged? Reflections on Research and Teaching in a Pandemic Year

April 27, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Please join us for a panel discussion and happy hour event! After a year of socially distanced research, teaching, and outreach, what lessons have we learned about staying connected to the publics and communities we serve? What challenges have community partners and public-engaged scholars faced in our collaborations? How might the experience of the pandemic transform our partnerships or ways of doing public-engaged work as we emerge from this period? Panelists Yedalis Ruíz (UMass Student Bridges), Richard Chu (History), and Jen Sandler (Anthropology and UMass Alliance for Community Transformation [UACT]) will share their reflections, and we will make time for small-group discussions on themes raised by the panelists.

This session is co-sponsored by ISSR's Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Happy Hour series, the Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) program, the Faculty Senate Public Engagement and Outreach Council, and the Public Engagement Project (PEP). The event is free and open to the public.

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In appreciation of their generous support, the UMass Public Engagement Project would like to thank the Office of the ProvostUniversity Relations, and the Colleges of Natural SciencesSocial and Behavioral Sciences Humanities and Fine ArtsEngineeringPublic Health and Health Sciences, and Education.  The UMass Public Engagement Project also recognizes and appreciates in-kind contributions and collaborations with the Center for Research on Families and the Institute for Social Science Research