We had a great time at the Imagining America conference in Atlanta a few weeks back, investigating the theme of "Organizing. Culture. Change." with colleagues representing a wide scope of civic engagement initiatives within the higher education community. At our session, with Cultural Agents Lynden Harris (Cedar Grove, NC) and Jess Solomon (Washington, D.C.), over 40 participants investigated the question: "How might student led art & social change college chapters bridge town and gown?" The conversations that day sparked a working group that will continue to explore what's possible within this theme.
This is part of an ongoing partnership with Imagining America to support culturally democratic movement building and bolster the field of community cultural development both on and off college campuses. (If this is a topic that is of particular interest to you, please let us know!)
P.S. Special thanks to all new allies and friends who made it out to our get-to-know-you happy hour later that night! Looking forward to continued movement building with many great Atlanta colleagues.