Place-Based Strategies: Understanding Connections Between People, Place, and Identity

Friday, April 26, 2024

8:30 am - 11:30 am, In Person

Elizabeth Simons
Community Program Manager, Great Rivers Greenway

Preferred registration deadline: April 19th

This workshop will be held in person at the Brown School.

3 CEU/CPH units

Places hold stories of the people and events that shape the culture of our region. Place-based service aims to improve the quality of life and access to opportunity for people—often for people of color and families with low incomes—who live in neighborhoods, cities, and rural communities experiencing disinvestment. When service providers have a better understanding of place, we are able to more effectively serve the people in that place.

This workshop will focus on understanding the stories of place and connecting people to place. Workshop participants will be asked to discuss places with hidden narratives, explore the amplification of the voices of place-based storytellers, and learn community engagement best practices that service providers can use to understand the people, places, and identities we serve.

Note: Weather permitting, this workshop will include an optional guided walk along the Centennial Greenway on Washington University’s campus. The route is paved and accessible and is approximately 2 miles round trip.

General Admission: $60**

Class size is limited to 45.

**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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