The Participatory Action Research group and the Service Learning Committee are interested in creating a Participatory Action Research project, internships and/or service learning projects that would be meaningful to our students and our community (Marygrove and/or the surrounding area). To this end, we are planning a listening session with students, interested Marygrove people and community leaders to hear ideas about how we can enhance our life together.
A listening session will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 from 6-8pm in Denk. Light refreshments will be provided; Barbara Stanbridge, IHM, and local community activist Gwendlyn Winston-Bailehy have agreed to facilitate. We are guided by the following:
+ Marygrove commits itself to forming urban leaders and thus must get engaged in the urban community
+ Valuable research, ideas and insights from campus and community leaders are synergetic for both arenas
+ We are offering a venue to bring together potential partners to begin exploration of how we might begin or deepen extant collaborations that will be mutually beneficial.
+ This is a concrete medium for stimulating new service learning courses, internships, PAR projects, etc.
Please RSVP to Barbara Beesley by May 7--and plan to come out and invite others who are interested in contributing to this engagement....We would love to hear your voices!
Barbara Beesley: (313) 927-1403