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47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Friday, April 21 • 2:05pm - 3:30pm
FR2.05.11 Activist Scholarship Special Session: The Blossoming of Student Voice and Action

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This panel will present unique examples of student organizing and voice, alongside unique faculty initiatives to enhance student life, especially for those students experiencing what one author calls "RBF" (racial battle fatigue) One paper presents students resisting the narrative which portrays their urban high school as deficient. Another examines closely a project of mentoring students into leadership, and a third presents work on creating an empathetic university, given the vast differences in ethnicity between students and faculty. The final presentation looks at the physiological and psychosocial realities of student of color activists who are addressing racial equity on college campuses

Engaging Student and Instructor Lived Experience: Creating Empathetic Classrooms and Institutions
Donna Hunter, Stanford; Emily Polk, Stanford University

Training the Next Generation of Activists: A Layered Approach to Mentoring Young People
Barbara Ferman, Temple University

People Don't REALLY Know Canton High: Student Perspectives on their Negatively Viewed Urban High School
Keith Benson, Rutgers University


Speakers
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Barbara Ferman

Professor, Temple University
Born and raised in Brooklyn (which is still the 4th largest city!), I had an early education about urban areas that was shaped by some very practical activities – turning empty lots into playgrounds, keeping the hand ball court for hours, dodging traffic, and learning the subway... Read More →
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Keith Benson, Rutgers University

President, Camden Education Association

Moderators
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Keith Benson, Rutgers University

President, Camden Education Association

Friday April 21, 2017 2:05pm - 3:30pm
Greenway Ballroom-H (2nd Floor)