Partnerships for Change

An Ethic of Care in the Classroom

Welcome to our Partnerships for Change blog series. Curious about the name? Our inspiration comes directly from HECUA’s mission statement. We are driven to “build academic-community partnerships for social change.” Please check this tag for writings, reflections, critiques, and calls to action from HECUA staff, faculty, students, community partners, and alumni. Please submit your own writings as […] Read More »

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Partnerships for Change

In celebration of HECUA co-founder, Don Irish.

HECUA co-founder Don Irish passed away April 14th of this year, at 97 years of age. He was a powerful advocate for peace and justice until the end of his life, and his influence on HECUA is felt to this day. You can read Dr. Irish’s full obituary here, but we’d like to offer a glimpse […] Read More »

Partnerships for Change

Socio-Ecological Creativity as Resistance

I use the clenched fist notion of resistance as a metaphor for how we tend to think about change. Take a few seconds and clench one or both of your fists and notice the sensations you get in your body when you do that. Some of you might feel strong, and excited to invite more of that energy into your life. Some of you might feel grief or trauma, with an embodied reminder of times when life truly was/is a struggle. Read More »

Partnerships for Change

Introducing the Partnerships for Change blog series.

We’re introducing a new blog feature this month: Partnerships for Change. Curious about the name? Our inspiration comes directly from HECUA’s mission statement. We are driven to “build academic-community partnerships for social change.” Please check this tag for writings, reflections, critiques, and calls to action from HECUA staff, faculty, students, community partners, and alumni. Please submit your own […] Read More »

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