Building Bridges: Leveraging the Resources of Universities for Social Justice (Online)
Emmaline Rial (they/them), MPA Candidate, University of Pittsburgh
Students have a deep desire to align their education and skills meaningfully to the struggle for social justice they observe or experience in the real world. Organizations have a need for the skills that the students want to offer, however infrastructure is needed to connect the two. For example, students may need help translating issues on the ground into the language of their discipline, design projects that fit into their academic schedule or to find peers and mentors to work together with. This talk will present one example of such an infrastructure at CAASI Grief to Action and show how it was leveraged to create the Allegheny County Policing Project.
Audiences: Undergraduate students; Teaching faculty and instructors
This workshop is part of Love Data Week! Check out the entire lineup at: https://lovedatapgh.io/.