2022 TRUCEN Annual Meeting

Hosted by Civic Engagement & Service-Learning at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date: April 20-22, 2022
Location: UMass Amherst Center at Springfield as well as the UMass Amherst campus

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The TRUCEN 2022 meeting included a series of panels and roundtable discussions focused on racial justice and youth engagement, community-engaged research through an equity lens, and cultivating community voice in our engagement work. It also featured a keynote presentation by Tania Mitchell (University of Minnesota) and report backs on TRUCEN sustained dialogue sessions related to Community-Engaged Research; Anti-Racist Pedagogies; Strengthening Engagement in a Challenged Democracy; and Supporting Student Activism and Community Organizing.

About the Host

This year’s host, University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the commonwealth’s flagship university. UMass Amherst is ranked as one of the nation’s top public research universities. With more than 28,000 students and over 200 distinct academic programs – including highly ranked programs in business, computer science, health care and the social sciences – UMass Amherst is the largest public research university in New England and one of the most comprehensive institutions in the Northeast. The university’s mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the commonwealth, the nation, and the world. The mission of the university’s Civic Engagement & Service-Learning (CESL) office is to inspire life-long learning, democratic engagement and to build the capacity for communities, students, faculty and staff to work collectively for a more just world.

​​The University of Massachusetts Amherst acknowledges that it was founded and built on the unceded homelands of the Pocumtuc Nation on the land of the Norrwutuck community. Land acknowledgement by itself is a small gesture, and becomes meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships, informed action and greater public education of Native sovereignty and cultural rights – a critical step toward equitable relationship and reconciliation. Learn more about our land acknowledgment here: https://www.umass.edu/diversity/umass-land-acknowledgement

For more information about the 2022 annual meeting, contact Clayton Hurd at clayton.hurd@compact.org.