In Dialogue with Angela Glover Blackwell: Exploring Narrative in the Context of Community-Based Change
On March 23, 2021, the Georgetown Global Cities Initiative (GGCI) and the Georgetown Humanities Initiative co-hosted the event “In Dialogue with Angela Glover Blackwell: Exploring Narrative in Community-Based Change.” A GGCI Visiting Fellow, Angela Glover Blackwell is an American attorney, civil rights advocate, and author. In 1999, she founded the research and advocacy nonprofit organization PolicyLink a national institute advancing racial and economic equity by “Lifting Up What Works”. She currently serves as its Founder in Residence after twenty years as President and CEO.
In her talk, Dr. Blackwell reflected on her work creating and leading PolicyLink. She focused on the role of narratives as promoters of community-building, emphasizing the need for strong networks and equitable development to enable a vibrant democracy where all, especially the most vulnerable, can participate and prosper.
Georgetown University faculty members, Sherry Linkon and Jordan Sand, responded to her reflections and shared insights into their own research projects. The event was co-moderated by Nicoletta Pireddu and Uwe Brandes, with the contribution of Enrique Pelaez, Graduate Student Fellow at GGCI.
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