Center for Civic engagement winter 2020
To further bridge the work of Students Affairs with academic units of the University around diversity issues, including underrepresented voices both on and off campus, in fall 2020, the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) partnered with two newly formed working groups committed to racial justice research and advocacy among students, faculty and staff in our communities. This included 1) a University-wide Native American and Indigenous Studies working group; and 2) a COVID-19 Food Justice working group, a project of the Binghamton University Human Rights Institute.
In addition, the CCE worked closely with the following Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs):
- Sustainable Communities by hosting a series of speakers around the nexus of food, environmental and racial justice
- Citizen, Rights and Cultural Belonging by supporting a Storytelling and Public Engagement lecture series on diversity with a broad range of community partners
- Material and Visual Worlds by partnering to display the Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit humanitarian crisis participatory art project that raises awareness about widespread deaths resulting from undocumented migrants crossing the Mexico-Arizona border.
All of these partnerships also supported enhanced community-based learning and research opportunities, including the work of faculty who are part of the 2020-21 Community Engaged Teaching Fellows Program.