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Wednesday, October 23 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Applying the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Local Community Engagement

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Adopted by the United Nations in 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes 17 goals that comprise a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.” The interconnected 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an action-oriented framework for addressing global issues. Even though the SDGs were developed with a global lens, the subsequent targets and indicators for each goal also serve as a context for local civic engagement and a shared language for public discourse. Due to the inherent nature of achieving global impact and outcomes being dependent on local action, the SDGs encourages the collective and transdisciplinary work for the betterment of all people and all communities. This workshop will provide an overview of the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the 17 SDGs while exploring the possibilities for transdisciplinary practices that advance local and global communities. Workshop facilitators will illustrate how they integrate the SDGs into preparing students to become engaged citizens through student programs in the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community at the University of Dayton (UD), along with examples of how UD as a whole incorporates the goals into their urban mission integration. Through a series of rapid ideation methods, group dialogue, design challenges, and transdisciplinary collaboration, attendees will have the opportunity to explore how the SDGs connect to the urban mission integration and identify how they can incorporate the SDGs into civic engagement initiatives at their institutions.

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Castel Sweet

Community Engaged Learning and Scholarship, University of Dayton
Castel is a sociologist who explores the intricacies of community, culture, and race. Castel’s formal training in sociology enables her to comprehensively develop, support, and advocate for ethical and appropriate community-campus collaborations and community engagement at the collegiate... Read More →
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Karlos L. Marshall

Community and Neighborhood Partnerships, University of Dayton
Karlos L. Marshall provides strategic direction in the areas of community and neighborhood partnerships for the University of Dayton. This includes collective impact strategies such as the Dayton Civic Scholars and Neighborhood School Centers programs; which leverages asset-based... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
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