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Community Engagement

Community engagement for us encompasses a variety of important practices, philosophies, and activities. This means that we participate in community engagement through things such as workshops, drives, conversations, videos, and accessible conferences. 

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We hold regular Community Conversations that feature different speakers, discussions, and topics, that center humanization. These free dialogical spaces center lived experiences, community, and action for social change.

To stay tuned to upcoming Community Conversations, check out our Event Pages and register for them there!

In addition to these Community Conversations, we will be posting videos of what is called Public Sociology.  In these videos, we provide concepts common in academic studies that focuses around social change and break it down for more accessibility without the need of an enrollment in a college course. 

Many times, these concepts and readings can be difficult to read, are dense, inaccessible, or they feel difficult to see and apply in the real world.

These may be created for specific groups, such as students, teachers, or organizational leaders, as examples, but in general, they are open to anybody willing to watch our videos and want guidance on such concepts.

If interested in accessing these videos, please check out our YouTube channel.

Community Conversations and Public Sociology

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We hold regular Community Conversations that feature different speakers, discussions, and topics, that center humanization. These free dialogical spaces center lived experiences, community, and action for social change.

To stay tuned to upcoming Community Conversations, check out our Event Pages and register for them there!

In addition to these Community Conversations, we will be posting videos of what is called Public Sociology.  In these videos, we provide concepts common in academic studies that focuses around social change and break it down for more accessibility without the need of an enrollment in a college course. 

Many times, these concepts and readings can be difficult to read, are dense, inaccessible, or they feel difficult to see and apply in the real world.

These may be created for specific groups, such as students, teachers, or organizational leaders, as examples, but in general, they are open to anybody willing to watch our videos and want guidance on such concepts.

If interested in accessing these videos, please check out our YouTube channel.

Community Drives

Our community drives are focused on collecting items necessary for learning and educational equity. Because we have an emphasis on literacy, we conduct book drives and have a running book list where we hope to give away or use to instruct literacy skills. 

We also regularly collect supplies and backpacks to give away to students of all ages who may need supplies to be engaged in school.

To contribute to our efforts, you can donate using this link: DLP Fund. Send us a donation to our PayPal at development@thedignifiedlearningproject.org, or check out our Amazon Wish List. 

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Breaking Bread

Our ability to Break Bread has been postponed due to the global pandemic. However, one of the most beautiful things about community is the act of breaking bread, discussing, nourishing our humanities with community, and togetherness. 

We have always found ways to connect over food and fellowship in the past, and will continue to do so when it is safe. 

One way to do this is by mere invitations. Another way has been formal dinners with suggested donors. Another element we will resume will be community breakfasts (and other meals) as our way to give back to the community and to thank them for allowing us to do the work that we do. 

Check back on the page to find out when we will have an opportunity to Break Bread in-person. However, when it is time for Breaking Bread to resume virtually as well, we will be sure to invite you! 

Praxis in Education Annual Conference

Every year we hold our Praxis in Education Student Conference. The focus is on student work and presentations to make education more equitable and accessible. All are welcome, however, and educators are highly encouraged to hear and listen to students, their suggestions and recommendations, and to support student research interests. These conferences are organized by, with, and for students, all of whom deserve the credit for the wonderful successful we've had so far. This is an opportunity for us to come together, speak about community issues, and advocate for change.

On our first year, Dr. Antonia Darder, was our keynote speaker. After that, Dr. John W. Murphy, was our speaker for the second year. Our third annual conference focused more on the work and was held on Zoom. Therefore, we did not have a keynote, but it was a wonderful session considering the global pandeimc.

Stay tuned for our next announcement of the conference, as Calls for Proposals go out around November or December and the conference is every April. To inquire about our conference or to express early interest on our email list, subscribe to our newsletter!

You can also find our 3rd Annual Conference on our YouTube channel.

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