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CLS: The Common Good

Stretch, learn, grow and connect. These lectures teach us about building community.

The Common Good

Monday, July 8, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
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The Common Good

Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
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The Common Good

Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
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Sandra Faulkner

Thursday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“Poetic Portraits of Older Women”

Poetic portraiture is an arts-based research method for representing an interviewee’s embodied aspects of their life story in poetry and poetic forms.

It is a useful form for researchers and practitioners interested in a nuanced, critical and evocative re-presentation of interviews. It engages with participants’ stories to challenge dominant ideologies and stereotypes by including marginalized voices and perspectives.

It is a good method for showing researcher reflexivity and can be part of community engaged and participatory research.

In this lecture, Sanda Faulkner discusses the benefits of uses for, and ways to create poetic portraits with examples from a community engaged project with older women’s oral histories about their relationships across the life course.

Thursday, July 11, 3:30 p.m. | Orchestra Hall
“Intergenerational Connections”

In this lecture, Sanda Faulkner discusses a critically focused, semester-long, community engagement project, entitled Intergenerational Connections, in which her students talked with residents at a long-term care facility via Zoom about relationships.

She will share the connections that students made with their dialogue partners that helped break down stereotypes and expectations about interacting with older adults.

The dialogues with older adults allowed students to share their experiences with someone from a different cohort and hear an older adult’s perspectives on topics, such as friendships, family relationships and romantic relationships.

For example, students were pleased to learn that their partners liked some of the same movies they did, and some even liked drinking beer.

What this experience taught me is the importance of reaching out across generations for meaningful connection, which is something we can all do.

The Common Good

Friday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
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Jul 08 - 12, 2024

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 08 - 12, 2024


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