Join the conversation: CommNS & 2015 Midwest ECO Conference

CommNS event


The UW-Madison Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies

hosts the

2015 Society for Community Research and Action’s Midwest ECO Conference

This year, the ComnNS’ Annual Fall Event is hosted in conjunction with the 2015 Society for Community Research and Action’s Midwest ECO Conference. These events will provide a platform for meaningful collaborations among those aligned with the CommNS’ mission to forward inquiry and action for social change.

The event happens in Nancy Nicholas Hall, home to the School of Human Ecology – 1300 Linden Drive, Madison

For more information please contact:

Alisa Pykett, MSW
University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD Candidate, Civil Society and Community Research



Friday, October 23rd Schedule

*The CommNS Fall Event and the Midwest ECO Conference overlap on Friday

9:00 am

  • Coffee and Continental Breakfast @ SoHE

9:30 am – 10:30 am

  • Community Voices and Collaborations:  Make meaningful connections with community organizations that inspire new thinking in the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

  • Community Psychology Panel:   Discover the vital role of the field of Community Psychology in community-based research and action

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Midwest ECO Conference Registration
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

  • Mass Incarceration Panel:  Engage with panelists on action research collaborations in criminal justice reform

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Track 1: Methodological Workshop
– Workshop methodological and analytical questions related to your own work
Track 2: “Inquiry and Action for Social Change” Lightning Rounds
– Explore collaborative possibilities through mini-presentations about current research and action projects
Track 3: Public Art Workshop – Learn about the use of interactive public art in engagement & outreach
4:00 pm – Break
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Social Hour @ Pyle Center

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Image of Veronica TerriquezKeynote Speaker: Veronica Terriquez
Incorporating Intersectional Identities in Grassroots Organizing: The Case of the Undocumented Youth Movement





Saturday, October 24th Schedule

*On Saturday, the Midwest ECO Conference continues. See the Midwest ECO Conference page for the full Saturday schedule, which includes over 50 presentations from students, practitioners and faculty from across the Midwest.


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