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Partner Spotlight: Ready to Find Common Ground? Bring it to Your Table

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Ready to Find Common Ground?
Bring it to Your Table
by Julie Winokur

Emmy Nominated Filmmaker Julie Winokur

Emmy Nominated Filmmaker Julie Winokur


Last year I came to the ADP/TDC national meeting excited about finally finding people, who like me, were tired of divisive politics. This year, I’m even more enthusiastic as I officially roll out our toolkit and campus-wide launch for Bring It to The Table.    

My session takes place Friday, June 5 @ 1:45 p.m. in Studio 9.  

What started as a challenge from my teenage son to become more politically tolerant, morphed into a documentary film which then transformed into an interactive experience that engages citizens in reclaiming civil discourse. The goal of Bring It to The Table is not to change anyone’s political affiliation or belief system, but to empower students to take an active role in breaking down hyper-partisanship at the ground level, citizen-to-citizen. We would like to see Bring It to The Table events take place on ADP, TDC and NASPA campuses across the country as a resounding affirmation that students want and need their voices heard.

NEW THIS YEAR – TOOLKIT AND MOBILE APP

Our 40-minute film provides an exciting event for campus organizers to convene students and their community in a dynamic, innovative format. The film is followed by live Table Talks where audience members engage in civil discourse. Our new toolkit offers a roadmap on how to implement and adapt what we’ve found to be successful. We have also developed a mobile app that turns audience members into active participants while collecting data to measure audience impact.  As I return to ADP this year I am excited to provide schools with their own toolkit for campus activities, including a DVD and our web-based mobile app with a personalized access code.

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Special Offer:  We will give 25% off the DVD and toolkit for ADP/TDC/NASPA members now through September 2015.

New Trailer: view it here.

To learn more about Bring It and how you can take it to your college campus, please visit our website: https://bringit2thetable.org and follow us on twitter: @2thetable

[CLDE15 Meeting Update] Campus & Friends Showcase 2015

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Do you want to share your CLDE campus activities?
Are you an ADP/TDC/NASPA partner organization?
Do you want to promote the work of your campus or organization?

Consider hosting a table at the Campus & Friends Showcase at the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting in New Orleans, La.

CAMPUS & FRIENDS SHOWCASE
Thursday, June 4, 2015
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (during the opening reception)

For the tenth year in a row, we will feature the ever-popular Campus & Friends Showcase—a wonderful opportunity to share and celebrate your work and help others learn how to promote civic learning and engagement on their own campuses. There is no cost to participate. Simply complete this registration form, available here, no later than Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

The Campus and Friends Showcase will take place on Thursday, June 4th from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. during the opening reception. The Showcase is designed as an exhibit area with tables available for presenters. People love to see what other campuses are doing with ADP, TDC and NASPA, and the Showcase also serves as an important networking opportunity for project participants to connect with national leaders in the civic engagement movement.

It is important to note that the Campus & Friends Showcase is different than the poster sessions, which were solicited during the Call for Proposals. The poster session is designed to be more research-oriented, and the Showcase is set up as an exhibit to provide opportunities for information, networking, and collaboration.

More information about the purpose and structure of the Showcase, registration, the materials you should provide, and set-up details can be found on the Campus and Friends Flyer 2015. If you have any questions, please email Cait Reilly at reillyc@aascu.org.

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to register for the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting, June 4-6, 2015. To register for the meeting visit our website.

Partner Spotlight: Imagining America’s new issue of Public

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Imagining America (IA) is pleased to announce that “Organizing. Culture. Change.” goes live May 14th. The first section grows out of the 2014 IA Conference on the same theme:

  • the keynote, “Words Changing the World: The Power of Personal, Communal, and Allegorical Stories in Bringing Dreams to Reality,” by Doug Shipman;
  • a response to Shipman’s presentation by a cadre of IA PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) Fellows;
  • Erica Kohl-Arenas’ conversation with long-time IA friend and civic engagement leader Harry Boyte and executive director of Alternate ROOTS Carlton Turner; and
  • an inside look at how the 2014 conference was organized by IA associate director Kevin Bott, community organizer Maria Avila, and Emory University faculty member and administrator Vialla Hartfield-Mendez.

This new issue of Public then features a piece by Marion Wilson on the integration of art as social practice with her teaching, followed by a conversation with McArthur winning artist Rick Lowe.

A broad range of case studies provide examples of integrating culture and organizing:

  • “Public Life through a Prison/University Partnership,” by David Coogan;
  • “ART CART: Saving the Legacy” by Joan Jeffri;
  • “Lost Stories and Cultural Patrimony” by Pat Steenland;
  • “Citizen Stories: A New Path to Cultural Change ” by Alexander Olson, Elizabeth Gish, and Terry Shoemaker; and
  • “Reimagine A Lot” by Claudia Paraschiv.

The issue ends with Ben Fink’s review of Harry Boyte’s Democracy’s Education.

You can access the journal at public.imaginingamerica.org.

2015 Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service Grants from CNCS

mlk logoThe Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has available funding for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The funding will mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage those who serve on this holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together to focus on service to others.

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Notice prioritizes grant-making in programs addressing one or more of the six CNCS Focus Areas: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families.  CNCS will give priority consideration to organizations that have disability inclusion plans to ensure people with disabilities are among those serving at their Martin Luther King Day of Service event.

  • Applications for funding are due on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified in July 2015.

Visit NationalService.gov/MLKNOFA to access technical assistance including upcoming assistance calls, and contact information for questions specific to these funding opportunities.


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