“COMMUNITY HEART & SOUL: ENGAGING RESIDENTS THROUGH THE HUMANITIES TO FIND WHAT MATTERS MOST”
Penn State Extension, 1.25 CM credits
A planner is instrumental in taking all of the resources available within and helping a community to fulfill its long-term vision. This process is not easy, considering one of the community’s biggest assets is people. Not all residents feel their opinions count. Invisible but powerful forces of culture and history also motivate — or discourage — people from participating. The humanities can be a resource in overcoming these challenges and activating residents. Using the humanities, Community Heart & Soul offers practical examples and hands-on tools to successfully find, engage, and take action on what matters most to people in a community.
Moderator: John Turack. Speakers: R. Mimi Iijima, Zachary Norwood, Andrew Sheaf, Leanne Tingay.