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Community Engagement Center Fifth Annual Symposium

Saturday, December 5, 2015 8:30 AM - equal 3:30 PM
UNM Student Union Building

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In line with the Community Engagement Center’s (CEC) mission of leadership for community capacity building we will be hosting the fifth annual symposium to highlight intersectionality in New Mexico for transformational change in the ways in which we engage in critical dialogue and organize in our communities.

2015 Community Engagement Center Symposium Call for Proposals Form

This daylong symposium will comprise of critical dialogues and 50-minute long workshops by community, students, staff and faculty. The intention of these critical dialogues and workshops is to expand participants' socio-political, academic and personal perspectives on intersectionality, as well as be able to apply the knowledge to their community work.


The workshop strands will focus on current initiatives and topics relating to Community Health Justice, Educational Justice, Racial and Ethnic Justice, and Environmental and Community Sustainability:

  • Community Health Justice exposes the interconnectedness of the social determinants of health, education, and economics while advancing the holistic health and wellness practices of our communities.
  • Educational Justice provides a critical examination of current educational practices, supporting and encouraging learning, while addressing educational inequities.
  • Racial & Ethnic Justice, which includes Immigration Justice and Tribal Justice, is aimed at the promotion of racial equity to historically marginalized groups while addressing structural racism.
  • Environmental & Community Sustainability through community engagement projects allowing for conscientious environmental stewardship


The conference committee is seeking workshop proposals that will:

  • Be interactive,
  • Informative and relevant,
  • Informed by theory, research, and practice,
  • Encourage opportunities for learner engagement, and/or
  • Demonstrate application of tools and methods used to address community issues.

All workshop elements and planning strategies must engage in anti-racism critical pedagogy and be applicable and relevant to community organizing.

In particular, we are keen to receive proposals that:

  • Share innovative and cutting edge ideas and best practices,
  • Stimulate and provoke discussion, and
  • Are interactive and engaging.

If you will be primarily presenting about your program or course, please consider submitting a poster presentation instead.


We invite you to present posters displaying a past or future course, event, activity, or project that is associated with your site or organization.