Join us April 4th: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Community Engagement

Please join us for an open class with the Community Action Gateway “Building Knowledge for Social Change.” We invite community partners and members of the public to join us for a special presentation by Michelle L. Day, Doctoral Candidate, Rhetoric and Composition Ph.D. Fellow, Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, University of Louisville.
Michelle Day will discuss how trauma-informed approaches are crucial for ethical community engagement, considering the statistically pervasive presence of trauma (especially at sites popular for engagement projects). She will address key barriers and opportunities for implementing trauma-informed principles and practices in community spaces, leaving participants with concrete suggestions and resources adapted from social work literature.
This event is free and open to the public. Thursday April 4th 3-4:15PM, 1st Floor, Center for Hartford Engagement and Research, 70 Vernon Street, Hartford, CT. Street parking for guests is available on Vernon Street.
This event is sponsored by the Office of Community Learning.