Continuums of Service Conference
“The Promise of Full Participation: Resilience and Responsibility for Racial and Environmental Justice”
On March 17, 2021, the Western Campus Compact will host its Continuums of Service as a one-day virtual re-envision conference focused on resilience and responsibility for racial and environmental justice, two components of the systemic injustice that result in the unkept promise of full and equitable participation in education, employment, health care, and environmental quality.
Conference participants, students, community partners, national service members, veterans, faculty, staff, and administrators, will explore how to partner in renewing the promise of full participation in higher education, a flourishing democracy, and productive, meaningful, and gainful careers. In keeping these promises, we will support the development of student, community, and campus resilience by achieving and defining a civic consensus on our collective boundary-spanning responsibilities for racial and environmental justice. We are excited to feature the University of Denver’s Dr. Tom Romero II as our keynote. Dr. Romero’s remarks will be followed by a panel conversation with administrators, factulty, students, and colleagues from across the western U.S.
Our goals for the conference are to:
- Accentuate and expand knowledge and understanding for amelioration and mitigation;
- Share tactics and strategies for building intra-and inter-campus relationships and practices for individual and community resilience;
- Identify campus and community collaborations and partnerships to redefine power, privilege, and position;
- Demonstrate and strengthen the connection between community engagement and grass-roots action;
- Provide examples of how conference participants can confront racial injustice, climate resilience, and the decline of democracy in their own work.
Inspire and mobilize actions that measurably improve the quality of life for all, fulfilling the promise; and
- Energize a regional community of civic engagement scholars and practitioners committed to challenge racial and environmental injustices.
Generous conference sponsorship provided by: