On September 26th at 3 PM EDT, Campus Vote Project <http://www.campusvoteproject.org> will be hosting a virtual Town Hall focused on getting college students out to vote this November. Using Google Hangouts, the Campus Vote Project will be moderating a panel that will include Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and other student voting advocates, and taking questions via Twitter and Facebook. The focus will be on strategies that election officials, college administrators, and student organizations have taken to help students register and vote. We will hear directly officials that have dealt directly with problems that students have encountered in their college communities and how to overcome those obstacles.
The sign-up page for the event is now live and can be accessed via: http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6411/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=6619
We encourage you to promote this on your blog, Facebook page, and on Twitter. The event will be using the Twitter hashtag #CVPTownHall which is also how they will be accepting questions during the town hall.
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) invites you to join in conversation with fellow researchers and practitioner-scholars through their second annual conference Proceedings, now available online at www.iarslceproceedings2012.wikispaces.com
The Proceedings is an online, interactive publication that provides summaries and references for the over 175 sessions to be facilitated by scholars from around the world at the 12th annual conference this fall (Sep. 23 – 25th, Baltimore, MD). It is intended to increase the public visibility of research related to service-learning and community engagement and to facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers and practitioner-scholars.
How might you use the Proceedings?
~ Discover the exciting range of current research on service-learning and community engagement.
~ Connect with colleagues.
~ Plan your participation at the conference.
~ Engage in conversation before, during, and after the conference.
~ Find new resources and references to support your own scholarship and enhance your own practice.
You do not need to be a member of the Proceedings wiki in order to access information on the conference sessions. However, you do need to be a member in order to post comments or questions. Requesting membership is quick and easy – see instructions on the wiki at: http://iarslceproceedings2012.wikispaces.com/How+to+use+the+Proceedings
The Proceedings is co-created and produced by an international team of graduate student Editorial Fellows (see http://iarslceproceedings2012.wikispaces.com/About+the+Editorial+Fellows), supported by co-editors Patti Clayton (IUPUI & UNCG, USA) and Billy O’Steen (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).
The Fall 2012 issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action is a special issue on Building a Stronger Science of Community-Engaged Research. The issue can be accessed at http://bit.ly/Qflfan
From CEOs for Cities…
In his tragedy Coriolanus, William Shakespeare wrote, “What is the city but the people?” However, a more modern question might be “What is the city but the communication among the people?” Progress happens through connections, but at times, the lines of communication are difficult to form. In his recent TEDx Talk in Harlem, Jake Barton talks about what change looks like. CEOs for Cities has a partnership with Jake and his company Local Projects to work on Change By Us, a digital platform meant to facilitate these connections. In his talk, Jake shows the comparison between a traditional community meeting and the efficient communication that can occur via Change by Us. He shows how Change By Us frames cities as a place of shared goals, such as improved safety, education and opportunity. Currently, Change By Us has been launched in Philadelphia and New York, and there are more cities to come.
Do you know CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)? CIRCLE conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans (under 30 years old).
What do you think the youth voting rate was in the primaries and caucuses? What should it be?
OrCAN recently hosted their annual conference “College Access 2012: Uniting Toward Oregon’s Future”. Session presentations are posted here!
This emerging organization is looking for board members. Find out more about OrCAN, their plans and resources (and to express interest in joining the board) on their website.
Campus Vote Project Toolkit
The Campus Vote Project, launched in 2012, is a campaign to help college students work with administrators and local election officials to make the process of voting easier and overcome barriers students often face to voting that students often mention such as residency laws, registration deadlines, and strict voter ID requirements. Every campaign needs a plan, so start building yours! Download the Campus Vote Project Toolkit: http://bit.ly/HSNf3X