Building on equitable partnership principles to advance social change for the public good, this session will explore how scholars have maintained and created community partnerships during the pandemic. Panelists will share best practices and reflect on how to build trust virtually while recognizing power differences, leverage online tools to create community-identified priorities, and embrace hybrid approaches towards collective impact.

Co-sponsors: NCID, the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service & Learning, the Rackham Program on Public Scholarship, and the Office of the Vice President for Research


Amy J. Schulz, Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and University Diversity & Social Transformation Professor at the University of Michigan


Rebecca Bratspies, Law Professor at the City University of New York and Director of the Center for Urban Environmental Reform

Walter Dogan, Community Partner & Leader, New York

Sammy Kayed, Managing Director and Co-Founder of the Environment Academy at the American University of Beirut

Mira Homeidan, Community Partner & Leader, Btekhnay (in the mountains of Lebanon)

Diversity Public Scholarship in our Evolving Digital World

The pandemic has been a catalyst for scholars to re-envision their work and social impact in a digital world. To support current and future public scholars, this online series will provide strategies for how to engage different publics in creating, disseminating, and applying scholarship for social change, and leveraging digital platforms and tools such as digital archives, podcasts, and social media.

Join us and engage with a multi-generational and multi-disciplinary scholarly community committed to advancing and disseminating scholarship to inform and influence social issues.

This series is sponsored by the National Center for Institutional Diversity, the Rackham Program on Public Scholarship, and the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan. Additional co-sponsors noted for each session.