Monday, November 13, 2017
WHO & WHAT:
The Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania will host a two-day conference on “Higher Education-Community Partnerships for Democracy and Social Change.” Keynotes and panels will address university-community–school partnerships; anchor institutions; community-based engagement addressing health, arts and culture, humanities and liberal arts, STEM and sports and health; leadership; college access; and race, class and poverty.
Highlighting its 25th anniversary, the Netter Center will welcome 550 participants and more than 100 experts. The Netter Center is widely recognized as a model for how colleges and universities can connect with their surrounding communities through academically-based service learning, research partnerships and community engagement.
The event also includes an awards luncheon celebrating leaders in community engagement. Awardees are:
· Ahmed Bawa, CEO, Universities South Africa - Tranformative Leadership Award
· Robert W. Bogle, the chairman, president and CEO, The Philadelphia Tribune, - the Distinguished Civic Partner Award
· Nancy Cantor, chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark - the National Civic and Community Engagement Award
· Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Levy Institute Research Professor, Bard College and Distinguished Fellow, Bard Prison Initiative - Lee Benson Activist Scholar Award
· Eduardo Padrón, president, Miami-Dade College - Lifetime Achievement Award
· Michael Zuckerman, professor emeritus of history, University of Pennsylvania – Benjamin Franklin Award
The full conference schedule is available here.
Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania
3417 Spruce St.
Conference: Thursday-Friday, Nov. 16-17
Awards Luncheon: Thursday, Nov. 16, 12:15-2 p.m.