Wednesday, November 9, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Zoom


Interested in learning how to create new community-engaged partnerships with multiple partners? This panel will introduce you to faculty colleagues and their community partners who have created equitable partnerships with impact.

The teams will each explain: the project origins, mutually beneficial outcomes, lessons learned, strategies for sustainable collaboration, and unexpected outcomes. Attendees will learn the basics of community-engaged creative activities, including definitions, partnership building, and community engagement practices. Attendees will also learn how presenters are sharing their research experience in publications, presentations, performances, exhibitions, etc. Participants will have the opportunity to join a growing network of campus colleagues who are leading innovative arts and cultural creative community-engaged partnerships.


  • Dean Rehberger

    Dean Rehberger

    Director, Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
    Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Social Science

    Dean Rehberger has been involved with many multi-partner, multi-institutional projects with Matrix. He will discuss their latest project,, which uses Liked Open Data to bring together the work of hundreds of scholars, archives, museums, digital projects, and public history sites. endeavors to present information about enslavement in socially just and ethical ways, with respect for enslaved persons at the center of all the work.

  • Joe Grimm

    Joe Grimm

    Editor in Residence, School of Journalism, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

    The MSU School of Journalism's Bias Busters series takes an expansive view of community in its cultural competence guides. More than 20 guides to date have covered ethnicity, race, gender, occupational groups, and faith. With answers to 100 basic, everyday questions, these student-published guides aim to start conversations.

  • Jaime DeMott

    Jaime DeMott

    Director, MSU Community Music School-East Lansing, College of Music

    The MSU Community Music School has been fortunate to have many partners during its 29 year history. During this session, a current project supported by the PNC Foundation with Early Head Start Classrooms in Ingham County, will be discussed. The project uses Music Play, an evidence-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum designed to build skills and school readiness in children ages birth to age 5.