2021 Community Engaged Scholarship Forum

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Save the Date Community Engaged Scholarship Forum March 2, 2021

2021 CESF Program in Development

Tracks and Themes of Note

  • Basic Needs
  • Civic Participation
  • Digital Access and Inclusion
  • Education
  • Health Equity
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Relationships and Our Social Fabric

Featured Speakers and Sessions

Douglas WoodDouglas Wood, Director of The Aspen Institute’s Criminal Justice Reform Initiative (CJRI)
CJRI envisions a racially equitable and just world without mass incarceration; their work is to amplify and promote policies and practices and transform the entire criminal justice continuum and reduce mass incarceration while also looking at the ecosystem of related inequalities that surround and perpetuate incarceration.


Al RichmondAl Richmond, Executive Director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
CCPH is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. They view health broadly as physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and emphasize partnership approaches to health that focus on changing the conditions and environments in which people live, work, study, pray and play.


Frederick RileyKendrick Riley, Executive Director of Weave, the Social Fabric Project
Weave’s mission is to invite everyone to start living like a Weaver and shift our culture from one that values achievement and individual success to one that finds value in deep relationships and community success.



National Perspectives on Critical and Liberatory Practices in Community Engagement

Session panelists Tania Mitchell, Chris Nayve, Michelle Fine, Lina Dostilio

Panel on national perspectives on community engaged scholarship and service learning, faculty development, and community-based participatory research. Panelists include:

  • Tania Mitchell, Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development; College of Education and Human Development; University of Minnesota
  • Chris Nayve, Associate Vice President for Community Engagement & Anchor Initiatives, The Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action, University of San Diego
  • Michelle Fine, City University of New York, Public Science Project

Moderated by Lina Dostilio, Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement, University of Pittsburgh