Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Thomas J. Anton/Frederick Lippitt Conference on Urban Affairs — Students and the Future of Community Organizing

Monday, December 7, 2020

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Virtual Event (by invitation)

The Thomas J. Anton/Frederick Lippitt Conference on Urban Affairs was funded by a gift from Frederick Lippitt in honor of the Taubman Center's founding director, Thomas J. Anton. This series focuses on issues affecting cities, and commemorates nearly two decades of cooperative work by Lippitt and Anton on citywide issues in Providence. This conference is being organized with the belief that a conversation among teachers in diverse settings — teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at dozens of universities, community colleges and seminaries around the United States and abroad — offers exposure to a variety of approaches, a source of new ideas, and mutual support that will benefit each of us.

Conference Subjects Include:

  • How we approach our teaching: context, goals, course content, pedagogy, resources, and how our students’ backgrounds, aims, and interests shape the way we teach.
  • How we can share: archives and audiovisual materials, course evaluation approaches, and experiential methods.
  • How we can expand this conversation to include students, organizers and community leaders, researchers, and archivists at a future conference.