MUCCE Presents: Community Writing

Using Tom Dutton's groundbreaking model of collaborative community engagement and place-based education, the Miami University Center for Community Engagement continues to forge opportunities for learning in cross-disciplinary and inter-cultural experiences two decades later.  This series of 20th Anniversary online events celebrate our many programs and collaborations between the community, faculty, and students.

For the past 15-plus years, the Center for Community Engagement has partnered with Northern Kentucky University to offer a course through the Residency Program that focuses on community writing. The course brings together Miami University and Northern Kentucky University students to directly engage with Over-the-Rhine neighborhood people and texts to implement community writing projects designed to inspire social change. Join course instructors, students, and community partners as they highlight elements of the course and share some of their community writings.

Panel Guests:

  • Christopher Wilkey, Associate Professor of Community Writing and course instructor, Northern Kentucky University
  • Alice Skirtz, Social Work Ph.D. and course instructor
  • Dr. Katelyn Lusher, Streetvibes Archive Curator
  • Janiah Miller, Northern Kentucky University alum, Cincinnati activist, and writer

This event is open to all and free to watch online, but registration is required.  If you have questions, please reach out to Mollie Young at

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Miami University Alumni Association.