Session 1: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Urban Institute is launching the Community Engagement Resource Center (CERC) to help develop capacity for the field and to create systems-level change to center community and people with lived experience in policy, practice, and research.
Please join Urban and our partners for a lightning-round conversation on the importance, approaches, and challenges of building participatory methods into our institutional commitments and systems. We will take questions from the audience and will aggregate them with our responses to be shared as a follow-up to the event.
- Angela Bednarek, Project Director, Evidence Project, Pew Charitable Trusts
- Elsa Falkenburger, Director, Community Engagement Resource Center, Urban Institute (facilitator)
- Lauren Farrell, Manager, Community Engagement Resource Center, Urban Institute (facilitator)
- Chhaya Kolavalli, Senior Program Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
- Gerri LeBeau, Director of Operations, Black Hills Community Loan Fund
- Teesha Miller, Assistant Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
- Celina Barrios-Milner, Co–Vice President, Office of Race and Equity Research, Urban Institute
- Gabrielle Newell, Senior Social Science Research Analyst, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families
- Harlan Pruden, Indigenous Knowledge Translation Lead, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
- Helen “Skip” Skipper, Executive Director, NYC Justice Peer Initiative
- Alisha Small, Scholar for Economic Growth, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
- William Wells, Executive Director, aSTEAM Village
Advancing Institutional Commitments to Community Power Building and Participatory Practices
SESSION 2: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For individuals interested in sharing, discussing, and making commitments to the efforts highlighted in the event’s first session, Urban will host discussion groups in the afternoon. Please register separately for this second session, and indicate your first and second choice for breakout room assignments.
Breakout room topics:
- Race and positionality. How it affects our work conducting engaged research and changing systems and structures to support engaged research
- Community hiring and leadership. Why youth facilitators were key to the Kansas City data walk and what that means for your community engaged work
Registration for Session 2 is closed due to capacity. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Funding for the Urban Institute's Community Engagement Resource Center is provided by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. For more on Urban’s funding policies, go to urban.org/about/our-funding.
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please email [email protected] if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.