PICCE Community Engagement Institute 2021

26th - 27th May 2021 | Coming to you virtually from Spokane, WA

Welcome to the 2021 Community Engagement Institute. The institute brings together administrators, faculty, staff, and community representatives from the Inland Northwest (and beyond) to discuss Service-Learning and community engagement initiatives, share promising practices and examine how institutions may become better able to seek solutions to complex challenges.  The conference seeks to share innovations in Service-Learning pedagogy and scholarship as well as to further discussions about the meaningful engagement of higher education and communities to respond collaboratively to issues of need. We're glad you're joining us!

About the event

Welcome to the CEI, we're so excited to have you here. Below you will find the schedule at a glance, some info about our speakers and links to all of our sessions.

Email or call DAniel Geiter: dgeiter@whitworth.edu - 509-777-4279

Event Sponsors

Innovia
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Event Program

Wednesday May 26, 2021

Plenary Session

Official opening of the 2021 Community Engagement Institute with the Land Acknowledgment Statement of Whitworth University, your event host. Learn the story of Whitworth’s co-creation of its land acknowledgment statement, crafted by university students and tribal elders in partnership before COVID. And learn to speak a bit of Salish!

8:15-8:30 AM

Land Acknowledgement & Welcome from Partners in Campus and Community Engagement

Keynote Speaker

"From Farming Fields to Academic Fields: My Story as an Engaged Scholar"

A greeting from our keynote speaker Christine Cress: Christine shares her own story about how she developed from faculty member to an engaged practitioner, reminding us all that we are constantly learning and growing as we engage on partnerships and recognize the strength of knowledge found in our communities.


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Bio: Dr. Christine Cress is Professor of Educational Leadership and Community Engagement at Portland State University. She directs a fully on-line Graduate Certificate and Masters Degree in Community-Based Learning. Using local and culturally-contextualized community engagement, she and her students work to leverage equity-centered collaborative change in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and internationally. A former Fulbright Senior Scholar, Cress has conducted service-learning workshops around the world and published over 80 academic manuscripts and 5 books.

8:30-8:50 AM

Opening keynote by Christine Cress - "From Farming Fields to Academic Fields: My Story as an Engaged Scholar"

BOB Talks:

Take some time to enjoy our BOB Talks--a tradition of the Community Engagement Institute. “BOB” stands for “burst of brilliance.” Like a TED Talk, a BOB Talk explores a “big idea” related to work in community engagement. The talks are aimed at an audience of university faculty and community activists, committed to growing the Spokane region. They explain an idea, premise, principle or commitment that underlies an expression of community-engaged work. Watch the BOB Talks now, or preview them before the conference and join our live Zoom conversation with BOB talk Speakers.


Please scroll to the bottom of the program to view the BoB takls

9:00-9:20 AM

“Tackling Trauma”

"Building a Community of Grantmakers, Changemakers and Go-Getters"

Concurrent Session #1

9:30-10:30 AM

Partnering with Campuses: An Introduction to PICCE's Common Partnerships

An Introduction to Critical Service-Learning: What is it and why does it matter?

Institutionalizing Community Engagement: Benefits for Students and Communites

Concurrent Session #2

 Building Reciprocal Campus-Community Partnerships: A Panel on the Benefits & Challenges of Campus-Community Partnerships

Incorporating Meaningful Reflection into your Engaged Teaching and Learning                                                                                                                  

Making Engagement Work in Challenging Classroom Environments                                                                                                                                

Keynote Speaker

Come with questions for Christine

12:00-12:30 PM

Q&A with Christine Cress - "Quick Thoughts on Problem-Solving Community Engagement Dilemmas: Ask Dr. Cress for a Brief Place-Based Suggestion/Strategy"

Concurrent Session #3

1:30-2:30 PM

Equity-Centered Community Engagement Excellence: Re-Imagining College-Community Reciprocity in Leveraging Learning, Empowerment, and Justice

Building Strong Partnerships and Assuring Community Trust                                                                                                                                                      

Concurrent Session #4

2:45-3:45 PM

Equity-Centered Community Engagement Excellence: Re-Imagining College-Community Reciprocity in Leveraging Learning, Empowerment, and Justice Reprised

School Partnerships and Engagement for Teacher Candidates

Thursday May 27, 2021

BOB Talks:

Take some time to enjoy our BOB Talks--a tradition of the Community Engagement Institute. “BOB” stands for “burst of brilliance.” Like a TED Talk, a BOB Talk explores a “big idea” related to work in community engagement. The talks are aimed at an audience of university faculty and community activists, committed to growing the Spokane region. They explain an idea, premise, principle or commitment that underlies an expression of community-engaged work.


Watch the BOB Talks now, or preview them before the conference and join our live Zoom conversation with BOB talk Speakers.


Please scroll to the bottom of the program to view the BoB takls

9:00-9:20 AM

 “Saving Salish- Indigenous Language Revitalization as Generative Justice“

"Revitalizing Democracy in America: Starting at Home"

Concurrent Session #1

9:30-10:30 AM

Racial Equity for Non-Profits & Educators (Part 1)                                              

Creating scientific outreach for student and community benefit

Engaged Partnerships improving outcomes for Children

Concurrent Session #2

10:45-11:45 AM

Racial Equity for Non-Profits & Educators (Part 2)

 Critical Service-Learning Applied in Courses and Across the Curriculum

Concurrent Session #3

1:30-2:30 PM

PICCE Faculty Development Publishing your Engaged Scholarship                                                    

 Notes from the Field - Cultivating Identities to Strengthen the Arts and Medicine

Engaging and Transforming Students through and Discipline-Based Project-Based Engagement

Concurrent Session #4

2:45-3:45 PM

Problem-Based Service-Learning                                                                                                                                 

The Past and a Foreign Country: Service-Learning as a mechanism for Cultural Learning

Engaged learning as a strategy to improve public health                                                                                                     

Presenters

Keynote Presenter: Christine Cress

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Bio: Dr. Christine Cress is Professor of Educational Leadership and Community Engagement at Portland State University. She directs a fully on-line Graduate Certificate and Masters Degree in Community-Based Learning. Using local and culturally-contextualized community engagement, she and her students work to leverage equity-centered collaborative change in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and internationally. A former Fulbright Senior Scholar, Cress has conducted service-learning workshops around the world and published over 80 academic manuscripts and 5 books

Racial Equity Training by Tara ’Qallaq’ Ramos

Bio: Tara ’Qallaq’ Ramos is Iñupiaq. She was born and raised in Spokane and is a former survivor of the educational system, the juvenile justice system, and the child welfare system. She has spent the majority of her career in the nonprofit world working on racial equity in the very systems she survived and in 2020 she opened her own consulting firm called Redfox Consulting to help organizations across the spectrum build their cultural and racial awareness. She is a mother to 3 beautiful children, she loves to ride her horses, and she loves to to laugh with her husband.

Tara Ramos

B.O.B. Talks Presenters May 26th

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Heather Hamlin, Women Helping Women Fund

"Building a Community of Grantmakers, Changemakers, and Go-Getters"

Ryan Olrich

Ryan Oelrich, Priority Spokane

“Tackling Trauma”

B.O.B. Talks Presenters May 27th

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Bert Emerson, Whitworth University

“Revitalizing Democracy in America: Starting at Home”

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(left)LaRae Wiley, Executive Director, Salish School of Spokane

(right)Christopher Parkin, Principal, Salish School of Spokane

“Saving Salish- Indigenous Language Revitalization as Generative Justice“

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