November 11-12, 2022

Wake Downtown

455 Vine Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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This academic conference will explore scholarly research and teaching on the topic of the University and the Neighborhood. Panels, roundtable discussions, workshops, and keynote speakers will address the impact universities have on their surrounding communities, and will examine current and new approaches to localized academic work.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Davarian Baldwin
(author of In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower)

Dr. Eugenia South, MD
(Faculty Director, Urban Health Lab)


Community Storytelling 
Led by Nicole King (Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County) and Ivan Weiss (Professor of the Practice, Journalism, Wake Forest University)

Community Partnerships
Led by Rebecca Amato (Director of Teaching and Learning, Illinois Humanities), Kerry McLean (Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation), and Marianne Magjuka (Office of Civic & Community Engagement, WFU)

Creating Community-Academic Partnerships Rooted in Trust, Authenticity, and Shared Power (Urban Health)
Led by Nicole Thomas, (Director, Urban Health Lab), Emily Seeburger (Data Analyst), Andre Reid (Community Coordinator), Kehinde Oyekanmi (Project Manager), Abby Dolan (Project Manager)

Participatory Action Research
Led by Yasser Payne (Professor, University of Delaware)

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