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dc.contributor.authorSpaulding-Kruse, Carol
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-02T18:34:26Z
dc.date.available2022-05-02T18:34:26Z
dc.date.issued2022-03-03
dc.identifier.urihttps://escholarshare.drake.edu/handle/2092/2255
dc.descriptionPecha Kucha presentation given by Carol Spaulding-Kruse, Professor of English at Drake University and Director of the Drake Community Press.  en_US
dc.description.abstractFor the past decade, the Drake Community Press has partnered with community organizations to tell their stories through collaborations with Drake University faculty and students. We call this model “writing with” because we produce titles not for the organizations but with them, negotiating all aspects of funding, content, design, and marketing. Throughout this process, students from most of Drake’s colleges, schools, and centers have worked with one another (often in cross-disciplinary, jointly taught courses from participating faculty) and with our community partner to produce the research, book content, design, marketing, events, and book launch. Students learn cross-disciplinary perspectives about the issues facing everyday Iowans, from immigration to religious diversity to cancer and wellness to the environment. Through community-engagement, DCP-related courses in a wide range of core disciplines, work directly with individuals affected by the issues as well as with the people working to solve them. DCP has partnered with Iowa International Organization, CultureALL, Latinas al Exito, The Comparison Project, Des Moines Area Religious Council, and Above + Beyond Cancer. Our current partner is the Iowa Environmental Council. In each of our past projects, DCP has published a book that has raised over $125,000 for non-profits here in our community. We understand that books, themselves, do not create change. But we believe in the power of storytelling to touch hearts as well as minds, helping to move the needle on the awareness, advocacy and action needed to create a better world. This presentation shares more about our specific titles, the way student’s lives and careers have benefitted from their involvement, and the outcomes our community partners point to as a direct result of our partnerships.en_US
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dc.titleWriting With: The Drake Community Press en_US
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