Local to global:
The challenge of translating research and mobilizing community knowledge
Geddes Hall, University of Notre Dame
Please join us for three hours of conversation, food, and camaraderie on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 11:00am to 2:00pm For the first time, the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will be the site of the gathering of the Midwest Knowledge Mobilization Network (MKMN) as a pre-conference session before the Global Service Learning (GSL) Summit 2018. We are pleased to host the colleges and universities focused on co-creating and sharing knowledge for social change. GSL conference attendance is not required.
The event will include short presentations from two faculty at the University of Notre Dame, with an emphasis in both local and international cases on how academic and non-academic expertise is used in the co-creation of knowledge, and translated into practices or programs in communities. Opportunities for formal discussion and general networking will follow the presentations. A Brief MKMN business meeting in the last half-hour will include planning for our next Midwestern networking event. Please use this link to RSVP for the lunch discussion by Monday, March 27, 2018.
Dr. Heidi Beidinger, Assistant Professional Specialist, UND will speak on lead contamination issues in South Bend.
Ann-Marie Conrado, Assistant Professor, Art, Art History and Design, will speak about her work developing partnerships between designers and artisans in Nepal, as well as partnerships with local agencies.
MKMN brings together interested community-based research, teaching & learning professionals in the Midwestern states with the goal of promoting and strengthening interdisciplinary structures in higher education institutions. The network seeks to promote community engagement in higher education to address issues relevant to communities.
PARTICIPATION IS OPEN TO ALL AND REGISTRATION IS FREE!
The MKMN gathering will precede the kickoff to the 5th Global Service Learning Summit (GSL5): Dignity & Justice in Global Service Learning on the University of Notre Dame campus. If you are interested in attending both, the conference goes from April 15-17, 2018 and information is in the link above.
We hope you will join us! Please call Danielle Wood at 574-631-1442 or Mary Beckman 574-631-4172 with any questions.