ATTENTION: FACULTY, ACADEMIC STAFF, AND GRADUATE STUDENTS
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Zoom
In this session, we reflect on our experiences creating, engaging, and maintaining practices that encourage us to show up wholly and authentically in our respective intellectual leadership journeys.
Organized as a cohort experience via “Pathways of Presencing: Toward Wholeness,” a grant sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (Long and Brown, Co-PIs), we met over the course of one academic year to discuss and re-envision how graduate study can meet the needs of students, educators, artists, and community builders accountable to multiple publics. A part of the cohort experience included presenting at Imagining America (IA) 2022 in New Orleans. During IA, we offered a panel discussion on how our identities inform our work. We shared our dreams for innovating graduate education so that it embraces and values public engaged scholarship, activism, and artistry. Home, Family, Music, and Dreams emerged as critical sources of knowledge that give meaning to our most cherished practices of belonging—all of which inspire us to prioritize joy.
Join us to learn more about who we are and the insights gleaned from our yearlong experience of being in community, reimagining the graduate experience, and prioritizing joy!
Ruth Nicole Brown
An MSU Foundation Professor and inaugural chair of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University.
A third-year Ph.D. student at Michigan State University studying the social, economic, and behavior consequences of state intervention in urban/minority-serving schools.
An award-winning theater artist and educator. His areas of focus are rooted in community and oftentimes lie at the intersection of applied theater, arts education, race, and gender.
A Ph.D. student at Michigan State University who enjoys genuine conversations, asking deep questions, and archiving memories of people and places.
A decade-long higher education professional, longtime arts and entertainment writer, and nationally recognized podcast host and creative.