The $3,500 grant will support the Power and Place Collaborative that is a partnership between the university, Burlington’s Mayco Bigelow Center, and the African American Cultural Arts and History Center.
Heather Lindenman, assistant professor of English, and Danielle Lake, director of Design Thinking, received $3,500 from North Carolina Humanities for their project, “Power and Place Intergenerational Storytelling Community Engagement Initiative.”
The Power and Place Collaborative seeks to cultivate participatory practices of community co-creation and storytelling. Grounded in a commitment to mutually beneficial community/university relationships, the collaborative is an evolving partnership between Elon University, the African American Cultural Arts & History Museum, and the Mayco Bigelow Community Center.
Collaborative members include Elon faculty Vanessa Drew-Branch and Sandy Marshall as well as the AACAHC Director Shineece Sellars and Mayco Bigelow North Park Center Director Bobbi Ruffin. During the past two years, faculty and courses from across Elon have been working with Lake on Power and Place