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Invitation to Join Community Engagement Faculty Lunch and Learn


Date:  Thursday, September 24, 2020

Location: Zoom

Time: Noon – 1:15 PM

Please register to join CETL, UM CREW, and the Office of Community Engagement on September 24th from noon to 1:15 PM on Zoom to learn about the power of community engagement in advancing faculty research and teaching, community well-being, student learning, and civic ethos.

This Zoom Community Engagement Faculty Lunch & Learn features Dr. Jodi Skipper, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Southern Studies, and Mr. Chelius Carter with Preserve Marshall County and Holly Springs, Inc., co-creators of the Behind the Big House program.

Behind the Big House works to ensure that the antebellum era pilgrimage tour in Holly Spring, Mississippi, moves beyond the city’s large mansions to explore the town’s many extant slave dwellings, and works to interpret the experience of the enslave people who inhabited them. The program also served as a catalyst for local racial reconciliation efforts that were co-founded by Rust College faculty and students and engaged Holly Springs residents of diverse backgrounds in community discussions and programs focused on improving race relations.

The Community Engagement Faculty Lunch & Learn Series is brought to you by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the Community First Research Center for Wellbeing & Creative Achievement (UM CREW), and the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) at the University of Mississippi.

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