02 Nov Lane Perry – Civic Engagement & Community Development
This session focused on a case example presenting the relevant, transferable elements associated with Western Carolina University’s Student Democracy Coalition, which invested the concerted effort that led to the headlining show on our campus in 2016 and 2017. The ultimate goal is to spark creative responses, programs, and conversation on six topics (Cultivating Student Leadership, Citizen Awareness, Preparation, and Application, and Sourcing Funding). Each of these topics of civic engagement will be defined and action-based examples will be provided. Additionally, a case study of an intentional, mutually beneficial community partnership focused on a local economically depressed community will be discussed and explored for transferable lessons and impact. Both of these examples of community and civic engagement in action will be inspiring, transferable, and valuable for participants in their own communities and institutions.