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Spring 2023 Community Engaged Practitioner (CEP) Convening

June 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join TMA and community-engaged colleagues from throughout Maryland, DC, Delaware, and Eastern West Virginia for the:

Spring 2023 Community Engaged Practitioner (CEP) Convening
Understanding Justice in Community Engagement Practices

Thursday, June 8, 2023
9:00am – 3:30pm
Loyola University Maryland – Timonium Campus



Transform Mid-Atlantic is looking forward to the upcoming gathering of our region’s Community Engaged Practitioners for a day of meaningful dialogue and interactive exercises that will bring new insight and skills to you and your campus’ civic and community engagement work. In this program, titled Understanding Justice in CommunityEngagement Practices, we will look at the significance of including a justice component in our thinking and practice on diversity, equity and inclusion through an interactive simulation on the racial wealth gap in America. Through a shared experience followed by reflection and discussion, this CEP gathering will provide meaningful insights to take back to your organizations and to inform your practices and partnerships in the communities where you work.

— Meet and engage with colleagues and fellow CEPs across the TMA network
— Explore and better understand the Justice component of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
— Learn about and discuss TMA’s 2023-2024 programming and event plans

9:00am    Networking Breakfast

9:30am    Welcome & Overview 

  • Dr. Gia Grier McGinnis — Executive Director, Center for Community, Service, and Justice & The York Road Initiative, Loyola University Maryland
  • Ms. Madeline Yates — Executive Director, Transform Mid-Atlantic

10:00am   Presentation: “Understanding Justice in Community Engagement Practices”    

  •  Ms. Martha Bishai — Director of Education and Program Development, Transform Mid-Atlantic

10:30am   The Racial Wealth Gap – a lived experience 
This interactive tool helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth. Participants learn how federal policies created structural inequalities- and how these policies increase hunger and poverty in communities of color.

  • Ms. Zandra Cuff — Interim Assistant Director for JEDI, AmeriCorps, and Programs, Transform Mid-Atlantic

12:00pm   Lunch

1:00pm     Racial Wealth Gap Simulation – continued

2:30pm     Reflection and wrap up Martha Bishai and Zandra Cuff

3:30pm     Meeting Concludes 


June 8, 2023
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Transform Mid-Atlantic
Loyola University Maryland


Loyola University Maryland – Timonium Campus
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093 United States
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