This session will discuss questions about civic engagement, honoring diverse forms of knowledge, and participatory and decolonial teaching methodologies. It will showcase an innovative approach to co-teaching through a presentation of Professor Palmar Álvarez-Blanco’s course on “Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Participatory Video.” The course is taught by Álvarez-Blanco in collaboration with two Carleton staff members and a community partner. Through this course, students become immersed in the community, not just study it. They are provided with the technical skills to produce the videos as well as navigate relationships within the community.
Amel Gorani, Director of the Center for Community and Civic Engagement
Palmar Álvarez-Blanco, Associate Professor of Spanish
Mar Valdecantos, Director of Neighbors United, Chair of the Northfield Human Rights Commission
Claudia Lange, Visiting Instructor in Spanish
Dann Hurlbert, Media and Design Specialist