Our Dorchester: A Home for Place-Based Justice Partnerships


Campus Center Ballroom,Boston MA 02125

24 February


Join the Office of Community Partnerships for our 5th annual Fireside Chat with the UMass Boston community and local community leaders Place-based initiatives provide an opportunity for deep commitment, long-term investment, and for building intentionality in the relationships and kinds of impacts sought within a designated community. These initiatives are most successful when they are built in collaboration with area residents, organizations, businesses, and leaders. As UMass Boston is located (and is the only higher education institution) in Dorchester, the largest neighborhood in Boston, how might we work together with others to strengthen our home community? What opportunities should we pursue that might lead us toward more justice-centered, high-impact partnerships in, with, and for Dorchester? Networking and breakfast at 9:30 a.m., speaking program begins at 10:00 a.m. Our Guest Speakers Community leaders: Queenette Santos, Vice President, Boys & Girls Club Dorchester Lisette Le, Executive Director, VietAid Frank Baker, Boston City Councilor, District 3Stan McLaren, '89, President, Carney HospitalFrom UMass Boston: Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Chancellor of UMass BostonCedric Woods, Director, Institute for New England Native American Studies; Director, Critical Ethnic and Community Studies Program Bianca Ortiz-Whyte, Public Policy, doctoral studentShamia Hicks, Community Development major, undergraduate class of 2022Ping-Ann Addo, Professor of AnthropologyThe discussion will be facilitated by Yawu Miller, Senior Editor of the Bay State Banner. This event is hosted by the Office of Community Partnerships and co-sponsored by the offices of Alumni Engagement, Center for Social Policy, Community Relations, Student Leadership and Community Engagement, Mass Media, and Quinn Graphics at UMass Boston. Image: Breath Life Mural by ProBlak. Guests must provide proof of full vaccination and wear a mask indoors. For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event. Co-Sponsored by the Office of Community Relations, the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston, and the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement.

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