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School of Education & Social Policy

Speaker Series

The Building Community, Reaching for Justice Speaker Series provides opportunities for experts in community engagement and related fields to discuss critical issues with students and the greater community, one Wednesday a month.  

The Series is sponsored by the Community Engagement Graduate Program at Merrimack College.

These events are free and open to the public.  

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Upcoming Events

 

“Building Community, Building Neighborhoods”
Kristin Anderson, MSc
Chief Program Officer, North Shore Community Development Coalition
3:30pm-5:30pm
Merrimack College, Sakowich Campus Center, Murray Lounge

John Saltmarsh, Ph.D., Director, New England Resource Center for Higher Education
3:30pm-5:30pm
Merrimack College, Sakowich Campus Center, Murray Lounge

Nelson Butten & Raisa Carrasco-Velez, Lawrence Public Schools
3:30pm-5:30pm
Merrimack College, Sakowich Campus Center, Murray Lounge

  

Previous Events

 

September 28, 2013
Marian Walsh, J.D.
Former Assistant Majority Leader, Massachusetts State Senate

October 30, 2013
Paul Toner, M.Ed, J.D.
President, Massachusetts Teachers Association

November 13, 2013
Dan Butin, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education & Social Policy, Merrimack College

December 11, 2013
Joshua Abreu, M.A.
Retention Specialist, Northern Essex Community College

January 29, 2014
Lorlene Hoyt, Ph.D. and Maureen Keegan
Talloires Network at Tuft University

February 12, 2014
Carrie Rose, J.D.
Positively Impacting Student Performance by Engaging Family and School

March 12, 2014
Anne Henderson, Ph.D.
A Collaborative Enterprise: How Together Schools, Families, and Community Champion Student Achievement

April 16, 2014
Valerie Kinloch, Ph.D.
Literacy, Language and Youth: Strategies for the English Teacher, Engaging Urban Students

April 30, 2014
Sharing Transformations, Continuing the Journey
The final installment of the 2013-2014 Building Community, Reaching for Justice Speaker Series concluded with presentations by the master’s in Community Engagement candidates, class of 2014.