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Picture from Basford, Candee. We Dance Together. http://www.wedancetogether.com/
(Image displayed is included with permission of Candee Basford)

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures and Description of the 5th Annual
"Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space" event

 

THE ART OF COMMUNITY @ THE LIBRARY...MAKING IT HAPPEN
April 18, 2010


Courtright Memorial Library
Otterbein University
Westerville, OH

 

'In April of 2010, a diverse group of students, staff, and community members gathered to further our knowledge about how to create community at Otterbein. We enlisted facilitator and artist, Candee Basford, to guide our discussion using a process of arts-based appreciative inquiry.'

 

Candee Basford leads the discussion.
 
Discussing community.
 
A finished work from the event.

 


 

Description of the 4th Annual
"Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space" event

 

DO DIVERSE WORLDS CONNECT @ OTTERBEIN University
A Panel Discussion
Monday May 18th, 2009

2:00-3:30 PM

Courtright Memorial Library
Otterbein University
Westerville, OH

 

'A discussion on diversity, making connections, and community building at Otterbein University. Panel members will represent the areas of Women Studies, Black Studies, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered & Queer (GLBTQ), International Education, Disability, and Diversity.'

Discussion notes from the event

 


 

Pictures and Description of the
"Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space" event

 

REFLECTIONS OF ERIN: BOOK SIGNING AND RECEPTION

Presentation by Barbara and Chris McKenzie
Sunday November 9, 2008

4:00 PM

Courtright Memorial Library
Otterbein University
Westerville, OH

 

   
   
   
   
   
   

 


 

Pictures and Description of the 3rd Annual
"Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space" event

 

THE SHORT BUS: A JOURNEY BEYOND NORMAL

Presentation by Jonathan Mooney
Sunday April 13, 2008

2:00 PM

Riley Auditorium
Battelle Fine Arts Center
Otterbein University
Westerville, OH

 

Photos by Sarah Small (http://www.jonathanmooney.com/)

"A young man once labeled severely learning disabled journeys across America to find others who have used humor, imagination, and resiliency to create satisfying lives beyond normal". (http://www.jonathanmooney.com/).

Click here to see a trailer for Short Bus.

   
   
   
Pictures from Jonathan Mooney's Visit

 

 


Pictures and Description of the 2nd Annual
"Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space" event


BUILDING COMMUNITIES FROM THE INSIDE OUT

  Presentation by John McKnight
October 1, 2007
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Courtright Memorial Library
138 West Main Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

"Powerful citizen-centered local democracy that solves problems, welcomes all neighbors and creates a community of genuine care is possible when we discover our personal capacity to connect ourselves to the riches that surround us. We are, after all, not people half full. We are a people whose cup runs over."John McKnight

Finding the gifts of ALL of our residents, including many who have been overlooked, and connecting them is vital to building our community. John McKnight shared with us how many communities are doing this.

John McKnight is a Professor of Education and Social Policy and Co-Director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute of Northwestern University. For nearly three decades, John has conducted research on social service delivery systems, health policy, community organizations, neighborhood policy, and institutional racism. He currently directs research projects focused on asset-based neighborhood development and methods of community building by incorporating marginalizes people.

 

Much of John's recent work on asset-based community development is captured in McKnight's co-authored book, Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets (1993), which has circulated through a broad range of community, government, business, nonprofit, and educational institutions in the United States and Canada. Articles McKnight has written over the past two decades were published in The Careless Society (1995).

 

Go to the Erin McKenzie Blog for a summary of participant reflections on John McKnight's presentation. Please be sure to add your comments to our Blog.

Thank you to our co-sponsors of this event, who included: Otterbein University Courtright Memorial Library in connection with the Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space, Otterbein University Center for Community Engagement, and Ohio TASH – Promoting Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion for People with Disabilities.

 


Lois Szudy, John McKnight, Barb McKenzie & Candee Basford

 


Pictures and Description of the Opening Event for the
Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space

We Dance Together: Art Exhibit, Reception and Presentation
by Candee Basford

Monday April 3, 2006,
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Otterbein University
Courtright Memorial Library

 

To honor the memory of Erin McKenzie, we invited Candee Basford, a nationally known consultant, activist, speaker, educator, and artist to present "We Dance Together: A Painted Essay About My Education With Katie." This reception, presentation, and exhibit occurred during National Library Week in 2006. The exhibit included ten exquisite watercolor and fabric images that revealed the lessons Basford learned, beginning with her discovery of her daughter's disability and continuing for the next twenty-six years, that weave lessons of love, relationships, prejudice, ambiguity and more.

 

 

 

   
 
Gary & Barbara McKenzie and Candee Basford
 
 
 
 
Pictures from We Dance Together