Category Archives: Community Building

Willa Conway: Cross-Class Giving Circles Bring Greater Justice to Philanthropy

I came to Goddard with a loose idea of what I was interested in: racial justice, philanthropy, healing, radical love, and James Baldwin. It makes me smile looking at those disparate ideas now, as those ideas continue to be strong … Continue reading

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Kris Hege: Survivor-Centric Resiliency Support for Sexual Assault Survivors

Goddard is more than a school or an institution, it is more than a campus and faculty and staff. It is a garden where seeds of passion and inspiration are planted, nourished, and grow, sometimes wildly, into extraordinary forces of … Continue reading

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Jody Frey: From Place-Based Arts to the Art of Justice

There is nothing more beautiful to behold than a person who has just discovered courage. After graduation and a full recovery from the IMA program’s happy exhaustion (studying place-based arts), I began looking for ways to sustain the academic fitness … Continue reading

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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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