2023 NCGE Symposium

RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement


2023 Symposium on Community-University Partnerships: Creating More Possibilities

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Michigan State University

February 17, 2023, 1-5 pm

RCAH Theater, Terrace Level, Snyder-Phillips Hall

Zoom Link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/5178968844; No Passcode


RSVP Qualtrics Survey: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6suOomav8YLuXKC 


Why a Symposium?

  • To Celebrate: What we have achieved during five years of network engagement and global projects
  • To Inquire: What we have learned
  • To Dream: The possibilities we are called to from our work together


Draft Agenda

Location 1: RCAH Theater, Terrace Level, Snyder Phillips Hall (https://rcah.msu.edu/uniquely-rcah/theater.html

1:00pm: Opening Reception (Refreshments served)

1:15pm: Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • Vincent Delgado, Coordinating Director, RCAH NGCE
  • Stephen L. Esquith, Professor and Immediate Past Dean, RCAH
  • Renee Brown, Director, MSU Center for Community Engaged Learning

1:45pm: Radical Reciprocity: An Online Educational Resource

  • Vincent Delgado, Coordinating Director, RCAH NGCE
  • Kelsey Merreck Wagner, PhD Candidate and Department Research Assistant, MSU College of Social Science, Department of Anthropology
2:00pm: The Green New DEAL (Detroit Ecological Arts Leaders)
  • Estrella Torrez, Associate Professor, RCAH
  • Asia Dowtin, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Forestry
  • Heidi Quick, Detroit University Preparatory, Science and Math

2:20pm: Break (Refreshments served)

2:40pm: Improving Food Security in Naitolia Village of Northern Tanzania

  • Jonathan Choti, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Letters, Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures

3:00pm: Everyday Hybrid Peacebuilding: A University-Community Peace Education Partnership

  • Stephen L. Esquith, Professor and Immediate Past Dean, MSU RCAH
  • Welore Tamboura, Professor, Institut Universitaire de Technologie/Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humanines de Bamako, Mali
  • Moussodjie Dembele, Iqarus, Mali
  • Boubacar Garango, Juriste/Gestionnaire de Projet
  • Boubacar Sy, International Sports Alliance
3:20pm: Dialogue
  • Doak Bloss, Facilitator

4:00pm: Closing Remarks

  • Dylan Miner, Dean RCAH


Location 2: LookOut! Gallery, 2nd Floor, Snyder-Phillips Hall (https://rcah.msu.edu/uniquely-rcah/lookout/index.html

4:15pm: Closing Reception (Refreshments served)