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Dialogues: A Conference for Community and Conversation

Presented by the Pennoni Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement

community conference

Saturday, June 9th
The ExCITE Center
3401 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

This “mini-conference” will be an opportunity for members of the neighborhood, community partners, faculty, staff, and students to come together and engage in conversation, information, and resource sharing. The goal is for all participants to have the opportunity to showcase community-engaged work, learn about resources, classes, and ongoing projects, and take active part in dialogue about our shared sense of community. Light breakfast and lunch provided.

Free and open to the public, but please register online by Friday, June 1st.

Register here

General Schedule

10-10:30 am Check-in/Registration & Breakfast ExCITe Center Main Room
10:30-11:20 am Concurrent Breakout Session 1 (Workshops and Panels)
Cyndi Rickards – Badges and Books: A Teaching Collaboration between Drexel Police and the Department of Criminology & Justice Studies (Panel) ExCITe Center Main Room
Karen Nulton – Veterans and Students Working Together as Community Members (Panel) Criminology Classroom (110-U)

Lawrence Souder – Mission Accomplished or Mission Impossible?


The Idea Lab (110-K)
11:30am-12:20 pm Concurrent Breakout Session 2 (Workshops and Panels)  
  Robert Reid – Fight or Plight: Relief to Gentrifying Neighborhoods Post AVI (Panel) ExCITe Center Main Room
  Katy Travaline – Hubs of Community-University Collaboration: Aligning Multiple Interests (Panel) Criminology Classroom (110-U)
  Ken Bingham – Life is Beautiful (Workshop) The Idea Lab (110-K)
12:30-1:30 pm "Working Lunch" – Lightning Talks & Keynote Speaker ExCITe Center Main Room 
12:30-12:50 pm

Lightning Talks Group 1

  • Maren Larsen – Street Level: Voices of a Changing Neighborhood
  • Samantha Stein – Mapping the Gaps Together: Co-Designing to Address Housing Insecurity    in West Philadelphia
  • Meghan Smith – West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood
  • Cory Johnson – West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning
ExCITe Center Main Room
12:50-1:10 pm Keynote Speaker – Tyrone Werts ExCITe Center Main Room
1:10-1:30 pm  Lightning Talks Group 2
  • Emily Greberman – The Barcode Boys
  • Vriti Khurana – The Kanya Project
  • Madeline Frank – Women’s Empowerment
  • Andy Stutzman – Community Business Collaborative
ExCITe Center Main Room
1:40-2:30 pm Concurrent Breakout Session 3
Andrew Zitcer – Community Engagement and Participatory Methods (Panel) ExCITe Center Main Room
Kyle Howey – Sharing the Community – Writers Room: The Canon Tripod Series (Panel) Criminology Classroom (110-U)

Blaise Tobia – Preserving Community Under Development Pressures (Workshop)

The Idea Lab (110-K)
2:30-2:45 pm Closing Remarks ExCITe Center Main Room