04-14 The Future of Community Scholars Programs

Friday, November 03, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Parlor B

This live event will not be recorded.

Chair: Jeannelle Ramirez (Texas Folklife) and Lisa L. Higgins (Missouri Folk Arts Program, University of Missouri )

Forum participants:

g’beda T. Lyles (Texas Folklife)

Kaitlyn McConnell (Ozarks Alive)

This forum will follow-up on last year’s forum, Revisiting Folklore Community Scholar Programs, continuing a dialogue about community scholars programming models and best practices learned from within this intimate form of educational outreach. Three members of this forum are participants in community scholars projects, and have used their training in robust ways within their communities. The chair of the forum recently led a revision of Kentucky’s Community Scholars program. Panel members from Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas will briefly present broad topics and open a dialogue with attendees for further engagement.