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Inaugural Conference Asks: What is Community?


Communications & Marketing, LIU,

Mady SchutzmanLIU Brooklyn is hosting the first-ever LIU Brooklyn Learning Communities Conference, “The Practice of Community,” on Friday, April 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Library Learning Center, room 122. The conference will focus on what community is and why it matters, and discuss ways to create and nurture communities, and how communities endure and transform over generations.

The conference will also feature a screening of the documentary Dear Comrade by Mady Schutzman, a professor at the California Institute of Arts, about Llano Del Rio, a utopian community outside Los Angeles, Calif., that existed from 1913 to 1918. Following the screening and a question-and-answer session with Schutzman, there will be panel presentations by LIU Brooklyn professors and students, discussing the idea and practice of community.

“We are excited to host our first conference,” said Deborah Mutnick, co-director of LIU Brooklyn Learning Communities. “It will be a great platform for students and faculty to discuss and debate the meaning of community.”

Posted 04/01/2014

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