The Morgridge Center for Public Service is excited to host Dr. Lina Dostilio, the University of Pittsburgh’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement, for a public talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Monday, April 1.
The lecture, Embracing community wisdom: The University of Pittsburgh’s neighborhood-based community engagement centers, begins at 5 p.m. in the H.F. DeLuca Forum at the Discovery Building. A reception with light appetizers will follow immediately after the lecture from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Dostilio will tell the story of the University of Pittsburgh’s place-based community engagement initiative, “Pitt Neighborhood Commitments,” which led to the development of several neighborhood-based community engagement centers.
She will share lessons learned as a leader of the initiative by reflecting on the university’s attention to real community agendas, social justice and community wisdom as a large research institution.
How can we mobilize knowledge?
In addition to the lecture, the Midwest Knowledge Mobilization Network (MKMN), in partnership with the Morgridge Center for Public Service, will hold a free participatory Knowledge Mobilizing workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Varsity Hall II at Union South.
This workshop will have an emphasis on how academic and community expertise interacts in the co-creation of knowledge and then how that knowledge is translated into practices, programs and campus policies. Dostilio, along with knowledge mobilizers at UW-Madison and other MKMN member schools will facilitate several interactive sessions and share good practices from their experience.
Lunch will be provided. Please register with this link by Monday, March 18. Spots are limited.