Check out our recent events and keep an eye out for future workshops!

Academic Outreach Endowment Grant Roundtable

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Join this conversation with Shawna Shapiro, Associate Professor of Writing & Rhetoric/Linguistics, and Dima Ayoub, C.V. Starr Fellow in International Studies and Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic, about their recent community engaged course partnerships with immigrant and New American community members in Chittenden County with partners including the Somali Bantu Association and the Burlington School District. This event will be a reflective conversation with colleagues about ethics, approaches, and logistics specific to work with New Americans.

2022 Winter Term Workshops: Socially Just Community Engagement


Understanding Power and Privilege

This workshop is focused on understanding systems of oppression, and the role that privilege & power play in community engagement.

Dr. Hector Vila, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric
Jacqueline Qiu ‘21, French and Political Science majors, Privilege & Poverty student staff
Anna Freund, Food Program Assistant at HOPE


Social Identities and Intersectionality

Reflect on your own social identities & how your intersecting identities affect the ways in which you build meaningful relationships with community.

Crystal Jones, Assistant Director of Education for Equity and Inclusion
Rostyk Yarovyk, CCL student and CCE student staff
Priya Sudhakaran, CCL student


Ethical, Strengths-Based Community Engagement

This workshop is focused on understanding how community & individual strengths can be leveraged to enact social change and strengthen communities.

Diane Munroe, Assistant Director for Community-Based Learning
Gabriella Chalker ‘24, CCL student and CCL Project Assistant
Pam Berenbaum, Director of the Global Health Program
Rae Donovan, Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator, Mt. Abe Unified School District

2022 Living Legacy Week

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Center for Community Engagement, in collaboration with the Anderson Freeman Center and the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, is leading the Living Legacy program. Reflective readings, videos, and discussions will be provided asynchronously, paired with direct action in the community throughout the week.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to join the conversation!

Reflective Resources
Throughout the week of January 17, 2022, the Middlebury community is invited to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through asynchronous activities. All materials will be provided in accessible formats. 


Reflective resources and discussion focusing on white complacency.

Readings include Dr. King’s 1967 American Psychological Association address and Brave Little State’s “Why Is Vermont So Overwhelmingly White?


Reflective resources and discussion focusing on mass incarceration and the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

Materials include “Hard Lessons, Hard Times: The School-to-Prison Pipeline,” “A Word: From Schoolyards to Prisonyards,” 13th, “How and Why Black Male Incarceration Is Undermining Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Last Wish.’”


Reflective resources and discussion focusing on King’s thoughts on economic systems of oppression.

Readings include “The Uncompromising Anti-Capitalism of Martin Luther King Jr.” and “King on Capitalism: The Uncomfortable MLK.”


Reflective resources and discussion provided by the Scott Center.

Readings include “A Moral Policy Agenda to Heal and Transform America: The Poor People’s Jubilee Platform”, Rev. Barber’s Repairers of the Breach site, and On Being’s “Rev. Otis Moss III
The Sound of the Genuine: Traversing 2020 with ‘the Mystic of the Movement’ Howard Thurman”