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Equity By Design: Using Equity-Centered Community Design to Co-Create Community-Engaged Projects

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$200 – $400

Saturday, February 29th, Grinnell College
Joe Rosenfield Center, Room 1010
9:00am to 5:00pm

This workshop is open to faculty, staff, community members/organizations, and students interested in beginning to develop a framework for their own collaborative community projects.  You may already have a project in mind or you might just be interested in beginning to think about how to design equitable, collaborative community projects.

Workshop Description: What are the roles of identity, power, and equity in community-centered collaborations? How might we design equitable, campus – community collaborative projects based on the fundamentals of Creative Reaction Lab’s Equity-Centered Community Design framework?  How do we develop a lens of personal and organizational humility?  In this interactive workshop, participants (community members, community organizations, faculty, and engaged youth) will examine their respective identities and roles as community members and change-leaders by:

  • Learning the fundamentals of the Equity-Centered Community Design framework,
  • Reflecting on history, healing, identity, and power to inform the context of collaboration,
  • Defining the power of oneself and team dynamics in supporting authentic community-led change,
  • Examining how to apply Equity-Centered Community Design strategies and practices to address real-world community challenges more equitably, and
  • Beginning to develop the framework for your own collaborative project.

Space at this workshop is limited. Complete the application here by January 31, 2020 to be considered. If accepted, the cost to participate is $200 per person for Campus Compact members and affiliates (and $400 for non-members).

Workshop Facilitators

Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder, President, & CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit educating and deploying youth leadership to challenge racial inequities impacting Black and Latinx populations. She is an Echoing Green Fellow, TED Fellow, was named an Honorable Mention for the 2019 Grinnell Prize and most recently was named as part of the Anti-Defamation League and Aspen Institute’s inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship in addition to receiving the Innovator Award at the 13th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. Currently, she’s an AIGA National Board Director and Chair Emerita of the Task Force working on long-term strategic initiatives such as the Design Census Program with Google and national Design for Inclusivity Summit with Microsoft. She is also a co-founder and co-director of the Design + Diversity Conference and Fellowship.

Hilary Sedovic, LMSW is a social work professional specialized in co-creating interventions that promote equitable community outcomes through systems change. As Learning + Education Manager at Creative Reaction Lab, she designs and facilitates workshops supporting institutions and individuals seeking to better understand and center equity and inclusion in their practice, develops curricula and other tools for the Equity-Centered Community Design process, and manages ongoing evaluation strategy.  Hilary is a founding member of the Evaluation Association of St. Louis and a lead facilitator of the Witnessing Whiteness program through YWCA Metro St. Louis. Curiosity and growth mindset are foundational to her being, which typically looks like pointing at things and saying, “Why?” or “Tell me more.”


February 29, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$200 – $400
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Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact


Grinnell College
1115 8th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112 United States
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