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What is CCR up to? Click on a news item to see updates and recaps of CCR trainings, programming and discussions, and to see what our partners are doing with civic reflection out in the world.

After the Vote: a Community Discussion on Voice, Power, and Participation

Dec 06 2012

Prior to the November elections, the Center for Civic Reflection and Mikva Challenge joined with WBEZ to invite Chicago residents to think and talk together about how we participate in democracy--and what we hope for when we do. Three weeks after the election, on November 29th, a group of thirty community members, students, and civic leaders convened to explore what happens next. Voting is one form of participation, but how does it stand next to other forms of involvement as we move forward? How else can we act to improve our city and our world, and what, however we express ourselves, are we hoping to get done?

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CCR Director, Adam Davis, Leads Session on “Deepening Student Learning” at Loyola University Chicago

Nov 01 2012

On October 26, 2012, the Center for Experiential Learning at Loyola University Chicago sponsored a free luncheon and workshop with CCR Director, Adam Davis. At the workshop, titled "Deepening Student Learning with Civic Reflection," Davis introduced civic reflection as a tool for deepening student learning in classrooms and co-curricular experiences, as well as modeled its use. The workshop was open to staff, faculty, and campus partners.

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Teachers’ Inquiry Project Launches Professional Learning Community in Pilsen and Little Village

Sep 28 2012

From October-December 2012, the Teachers' Inquiry Project, a partner of the Center for Civic Reflection, will be leading a 5-session learning community series with educators across Chicago called, "Dwelling in the Borderlands: a Professional Learning Community for Classroom Teachers, Community Educators, and Museum Educators in Pilsen and Little Village." The series will help educators explore questions like, "How do we understand students' experiences in school and out-of-school, and how are they connected?" and "What are the boundaries that define different teaching environments? How does my practice transcend these boundaries?" Educators will reflect on their teaching practices, share and develop resources, and build community in a cross-disciplinary setting.

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CCR Attends Chicago Cultural Expo

Sep 27 2012

On September 21, 2012, the Center for Civic Reflection was invited to accompany over 20 ethnic museums and organizations, cultural centers, and historical societies at the 1st annual Chicago Cultural Expo. The expo was a day of education, community-building, and multicultural experience, aiming to promote public understanding of cultural diversity.

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