Conference Schedule

Friday, November 11, 2022

9:00-9:45AM: Breakfast

Second Floor Atrium

10:00-10:45AM: Opening Welcome and Introductions

Auditorium (Room 4802, Fourth Floor)

Dr. Dean Franco, WFU Humanities Institute Director; Winifred W. Palmer Professor in Literature; Professor, English, Wake Forest University

Dr. Michele Gillespie, Provost, Wake Forest University 

11:00AM-12:30PM: Plenary Presentations

Room 4903 (Fourth Floor)

Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Eric Stottlemyer, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs and Experiential Learning, Wake Forest University

Ivan Weiss, Professor of the Practice, Journalism, Wake Forest University
Dr. Nicole King, Associate Professor, American Studies; Director, Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community, & Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Dr. Marianne Magjuka, Executive Director Office of Civic & Community Engagement, Wake Forest University

12:30-1:30PM: Lunch

(Lunch on your own: click here for nearby dining options)

1:30-3:00PM: Plenary Presentations: “Beyond ‘Engagement'” 

Auditorium (Room 4802, Fourth Floor)

Dr. Rebecca Amato, Director of Teaching and Learning at Illinois Humanities, Urban Democracy Lab, and Arielle Hersh, Assistant Director of the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (Formerly of Urban Democracy Lab)
Dr. Yasser Payne, Professor, Sociology, University of Delaware
Dr. Brittany Battle, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Wake Forest University

3:00-3:30PM: Refreshment Break

Second Floor Atrium

3:30-5:00PM: Roundtable Discussion: “The Universities and Neighborhoods of Winston-Salem”

Auditorium (Room 4802, Fourth Floor)

Including UN Seminar Participants and university leaders from WFU, WSSU, and UNCSA

Rian Bowie (WFU), Simone Caron (WFU), Debzani Deb (WSSU), Dean Franco (WFU), Alejandro Hortal (WFU), Denise Nation (WSSU), Dan Rose (WSSU), Teresa Sanhueza (WFU), Russ Smith (WSSU), Tangela Towns (WSSU), Barry Trachtenberg (WFU), Mike Wakeford (UNCSA), Ivan Weiss (WFU)

5:15-6:00PM: Wine and Cheese Reception/Networking Event

Second Floor Atrium

6:00PM: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Davarian L. Baldwin

Wake Forest Biotech Place Atrium

Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Corey D. B. Walker, Interim Dean of the School of Divinity; Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities; Director, African American Studies Program, Wake Forest University

Keynote Lecture: “Building Innovation in ‘Deactown’: What Happens When Your City Becomes a Campus?”
Dr. Davarian L. Baldwin, Professor, Trinity College

7:30PM: Reception

Wake Forest Biotech Atrium


Saturday, November 12, 2022

8:00-9:00AM: Breakfast

Second Floor Atrium

9:00-10:30AM: Keynote Lecture: Dr. Eugenia South, U Penn, Faculty Director, Urban Health Lab 

Auditorium (Room 4802, Fourth Floor)

Welcome: Dr. Susan R. Wente, President, Wake Forest University

Introduction: Dr. Dean Franco, WFU Humanities Institute Director; Winifred W. Palmer Professor in Literature; Professor, English, Wake Forest University

Keynote Lecture: “Making Black Lives Matter: The Case for Place-based Investments”

Dr. Eugenia South, MD, Faculty Director of the Urban Health Lab, University of Pennsylvania

10:30AM-12:30PM: Simultaneous Workshops

  • Creating Community-Academic Partnerships Rooted in Trust, Authenticity, and Shared Power (Urban Health):
    Nicole Thomas, (Director Urban Health Lab), Emily Seeburger (Data Analyst), Andre Reid (Community Coordinator), Kehinde Oyekanmi (Project Manager), Abby Dolan (Project Manager)
    (Room 4903)
  • Community Partnerships:
    Dr. Rebecca Amato (Director of Teaching and Learning at Illinois Humanities, Urban Democracy Lab), Kerry McLean (Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation), Dr. Marianne Magjuka (Executive Director Office of Civic & Community Engagement, Wake Forest University)
    (Auditorium, Room 4802)

12:30PM: Pick Up Boxed Lunch (take to workshop)

Fourth Floor Outside Auditorium

12:45-2:45PM: Simultaneous Workshops

  • Participatory Action Research:
    Dr. Yasser Payne, Professor, Sociology, University of Delaware
    (Room 4903)
  • Community Storytelling:
    Ivan Weiss, Professor of the Practice, Journalism, Wake Forest University
    Dr. Nicole King, Associate Professor, American Studies; Director, Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community, & Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County
    (Auditorium, Room 4802)

3:00-4:30PM: Making it Matter Roundtable

Auditorium (Room 4802, Fourth Floor)

4:30PM: Closing Reception

Second Floor Atrium