Category Archives: Community Building

Social Innovators: Collaborative Support, Feedback, and Dissent as Essential for Social Innovation by Leah Bry

The new Worlds of Change Social Innovators Column hosted by Sarah Bobrow-Williams will feature Social Innovators discussing their work, challenges and ideas about the emerging field of Social Innovation This month our featured “Social Innovator” is none other than Goddard’s … Continue reading

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Social Innovation Launches at Goddard Along with Social Innovators Columns

What is Social Innovation? The concept takes on shape with every conversation. Earlier this year I was challenged by a philanthropist to distinguish social innovation education from social entrepreneurial education. Her concern was the latter’s emphasis on “money making” at … Continue reading

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Queering Sexual Violence: IMA Student Jennifer Patterson Interviewed by Faculty Lise Weil

In her forthcoming anthology Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement (Magnus Books, Fall 2014), IMA student Jennifer Patterson has assembled a collection of powerful, eloquent voices that serve to shift key paradigms that exist around … Continue reading

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The Radical Edge of the Low-Residencey Model: Faculty Present at NEA Higher Education Conference

Katt Lissard and Karen Campbell, faculty members in the IMA/SBC/HAS programs, recently presented a workshop at the NEA (National Education Association) Higher Education conference in St. Louis in mid-March. Their workshop — “The Low-Residency Model and the Radical Edge From … Continue reading

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An Interview on Teaching, Health, Activism and Research With Bindu Panikkar, New Health Arts & Sciences Faculty

Bindu Panikkar, our new Health Arts and Sciences faculty in the MA program, holds a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Environmental Health and Research Ethics at the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at the Northeastern University and is an … Continue reading

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IMA Graduates Look at the Bystander Borderline, Calling Little Gypsy Home, Sex Trafficking, Ecological Design, Spiritual Ecology, Yiddishland and Faerieland Activism, and Consciousness

The Bystander Borderline: Witnessing the Judicial, Social, and Clinical Repercussions of being a Female–Identified Trauma Survivor, with IMA graduating student Victoria Mosey. With 1 out of every 4 women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in their lifetime, with these … Continue reading

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Movement as Prayer, Collective Medicine, Rethinking Parenthood, Healing Stories, Midwifery and More: Health Arts & Sciences Recent Graduates

The Collision, with HAS graduating student Raymond Christopher Dell. My presentation demonstrates the theory behind traditional acting techniques and where the status quo of developing a character often fails. I will discuss the traditional Stanislavsky based acting approaches, and then … Continue reading

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How a Love of T-Shirts (and Kale) Led Bo Muller-Moore To Stand Up To Corporate Bullies

“So hello everyone, my name is Robert Muller-Moore IV. Everyone calls me Bo, the Eat More Kale Guy, Bo because I couldn’t spell anything longer in kindergarten, and “Eat More Kale” because I’m the owner of a micro-business called EatMoreKale.com. … Continue reading

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Faculty Workshops at Fall Residency

Here’s a sampling of faculty workshops presented at the Fall 2013 residency. These workshops represent what faculty are investigating and creating — from explorations with dominant narratives to how and if our brains are encultured to social change theater in … Continue reading

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Place: Autonomy and Belonging

“When I hear ‘Place’ as a concept, my mind processes it on the macro level. It might be an awkward suggestion, because of its reduction to rhyme, but I see Place as a collection of spaces; of microcosms within the larger … Continue reading

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