By Libby Catchings, Assistant Teaching Professor, University Writing Program The Clinic for Writing and the Public Good amplifies the voices of writing-centric organizations to benefit nonprofits, social movement leaders, and academics in ways that are accessible and inclusive. Driven by student writing and research, the clinic conducts that work by showcasing community partners’ best (writing) … Continue reading Amplifying University-Community Voices: Writing by/as Design: DU Student Partnership with Digital Agency Elevation Web
By: Jessica Villena Sanchez, PhD Student, Department of Geography and the Environment “So, what do you do with a degree in Geography?” As a 4th year PhD student in Geography, I get asked this question a lot. I usually respond” “Well, geographers help people!”, and as I approach the end of my program, I feel … Continue reading Amplifying University-Community Voices: Geography to “Fight the Good Fight”
By: Benjamin Nourse, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies "This is like a pop-up sangha" one participant declared during the course of the community forum on Race, Racism, and Buddhism. The Sanskrit term she used, sangha, is used popularly by many Buddhists in the US to talk about community. The community that had come together … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Community Forum on Race, Racism, and Buddhism
By: Lisa Martinez, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology; Arianna Nowakowski, Assistant Professor, University College, Co-Leads of the DU Grand Challenges Collective Impact Migration Cohort For over two years, the DU Grand Challenges Migration Cohort has been working towards their mission of improving the daily lives of migrants and refugees in the Denver metro area. … Continue reading Amplifying University-Community Voices: Collective Impact and Migration
Federal Boulevard is the second deadliest street in Denver for traffic fatalities and takes the lives of people walking, bicycling, taking transit, riding a motorcycle or driving every year. Vision Zero Denver is an initiative with the goal of making traffic-related deaths and serious injuries nonexistent in Denver by 2030. To better understand how residents experience traffic safety in the area, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL), the City of Denver, and the Vision Zero Coalition collaborated to deliver a series of photovoice workshops to residents of the Federal Boulevard corridor. Through photography, these participants shared things they love about their community along Federal Boulevard, as well as things that make them feel unsafe.