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

Paper Presenters - Submit your paper to your panel’s moderator by April 3, 2017

Friday, April 21 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
FR3.30.18 Teaching for Social Justice

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This poster discusses a pedagogical experiment in teaching community organizing in the political science classroom by partnering with a local broad-based community organization. The project grows out of multiple strands of best practices in urban higher education. Growing out of a strategic planning process that urged the university to think of itself as an anchor institution, as an “outside-in university” that learns from community members and partners with community organizations in a way that ensures the community partners benefit from student community engagement, as having a duty to seek out talent in the community and the region, and that sees its fate as linked to the well-being of Newark and the region, this course seeks to implement some of those goals in the engaged political science classroom. Students spend the fall semester learning the theory and skills of IAF community organizing, from the instructor as well as leaders of Jersey City together, the community partner organization, and developing group projects that grow out of the goals and interests of Jersey City Together. These projects will be designed in the fall semester and implemented in the spring semester. This poster will report on the success to date of the project.

Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University-Newark


Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Mirage (2nd Floor--foyer area)