Case Study: Civic and Museum Engagement with Millennials

Track
Education Audience Research & Evaluation
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 3:15-3:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
262 America's Center
Description
Recognizing the importance of attracting and engaging diverse groups, the Levine Museum of the New South developed a 10-month sustained dialogue program for Millennials in Charlotte, North Carolina, an emerging immigrant gateway. The curriculum-co-created by museum staff, university evaluators, and 14 Millennial participants-explores the most pressing issues of the diversifying New South and ways participants can take action to increase access and/or inclusion within their spheres of influence. Examine how Millennials view dialogue and how they envision its role as a vehicle for social change.

Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Learner Outcome
  1. Learn about challenges, successes, and outcomes of the sustained dialogue program.
  2. Gain recommendations on how to engage Millennials and racial/ethnic minorities in programming.
  3. Be encouraged to develop similar sustained dialogue programs at your institution.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Heather Smith
Role: 
Presenter
Bio
Dr. Heather Smith is a Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with teaching, research and community engagement expertise in immigration, multiculturalism and urban change. In partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South she has provided topical, conceptual, engagement and evaluation expertise to projects such as Speaking of Change, Courage in the City, Latino New South Innovation Lab and Nuevo Dia.
Presenter: 
Johanna Schuch
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Postdoctoral research fellow
Organization: 
Levine Museum of the New South
Presenter: 
Kamille Bostick
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Vice President Education
Organization: 
Levine Museum of the New South
Bio
Kamille, VP Education at Levine Museum of the New South, leads institutional efforts to use history to build community. She designs educational and public programming, including arcs of dialogue, that foster connections between the past and contemporary issues. A former high school teacher and reporter, Kamille holds an MA in English from the University of Georgia where she helped design Civil Rights Movement curriculum for grades 8-12.
Presenter: 
Susan Harden
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Crossroads Charlotte Coord
Bio
Susan B. Harden is an assistant professor of education in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K12 Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She directs two community engagement programs: The Civic Minor for Urban Youth and Communities and the Charlotte Community Scholars. Her research interests explores innovative community engagement efforts in higher education and cultural institutions.