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Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities: An Introduction for Graduate Students

October 7, 2021, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

This interactive workshop introduces principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways.

Understand and articulate best practices for preparing to enter communities, engaging with communities, and exiting communities in positive, humanizing, and sustainable ways.

  • Reflect on how social identities, power, and privilege impact community engagement work.
  • Develop skills for communicating effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders and building a positive rapport in order to advance shared goals.
  • Practice applying principles of equitable community engagement to address common partnership scenarios.

This workshop is part of the Rackham North Workshop Series although graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all campuses are welcome to attend.

This workshop is designed for master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

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We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.


October 7, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
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