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Codesigning Equitable Futures Speaker Series | Anne Wolf – City of Gainesville Community Engagement

  • Date & Time
    • Thursday, December 03, 2020 6:15pm to 7:30pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Join us for a conversation with Anne Wolf, Community Engagement Manager, City of Gainesville, as she shares her experiences and explores how we might build bridges between institutions and humans. One of our goals is to foster a generative conversation that considers what accessible, respectful, and concrete ways to participate and get involved in the community might be. We are delighted to do this with Wolf, who combines “participatory processes, non-hierarchical leadership, radical listening, counter-narrative, and humor in the service of centering the needs of humanity’s most vulnerable people and our most benevolent parts.”

    Anne Wolf doesn't like linear biographies, but she's currently short on time and painfully well-versed in the art of chronological narrative structure. She grew up in the 80s in a place where her queer brown perspective was repeatedly marginalized. In 1999 she escaped the rural South to attend a large public university. Cynical and overwhelmed by the white supremacy at said university, she promptly dropped out. After half a decade of mostly low-wage labor, she scurried through the process of getting a bachelor’s, master’s, and a PhD. Diplomas in hand, lavishly-endowed with armchair theories, and thoroughly under-prepared for the humility required by working life, she set out to build bridges between institutions and humans. In her work, Wolf combines participatory processes, non-hierarchical leadership, radical listening, counter-narrative, and humor in the service of centering the needs of humanity’s most vulnerable people and our most benevolent parts.

    Sponsored by the UF Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship, Codesigning Equitable Futures, which includes this speaker series as well as other emerging collaborative efforts, is an opportunity to connect with and contribute to a newly forming vibrant community-oriented towards reshaping community and university relationships to increase reciprocity. Find us on Instagram @codesigningequitablefutures.

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