The Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) is proud to announce
the recipients of the 2012-2013 Civic Engagement Discourse Fund Grants.
Five UIC faculty and staff have been selected by the Institute to be funded for
their projects central to IPCE's mission to support events that facilitate public
discourse on policy issues or the policy implications of university research.
Each recipient is awarded up to $5,000 toward his/her project and must submit
a report of his/her work and outcomes to the Institute for online publication.
Jane Addams College of Social Work
Event: "Post Election Wrap up Discussion" – The event provides an opportunity
for members of the social work community to engage in a critical dialogue
about the economic and social implications of domestic federal policy on social
services following the 2012 presidential election.
Department of Physics/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
: "Energy: The Next Fifty Years" – The event will bring together scientists
and industry leaders with members of the UIC community and interested
community groups from the Chicago area. Attendees will participate in an open
discourse, share opinions about a broad range of policy and energy-related
topics, and discuss how the city of Chicago, the United States, and the countries
of the world should respond to the pressures for collaboration to address issues
related to energy.
Department of Emergency Medicine/College of Medicine
Event: "Connecting the Pieces: Nutrition, Health, Food Justice and Obesity" – The event is a community forum to promote a dialogue targeting African
American youth. The forum will engage African American youth in consumer
advocacy workshops to increase their awareness of the i) prevalence of obesity
in the African-American community; ii) health consequences of obesity; iii) role of
individual, community, and policy-level contributors to obesity and obesity-related
disparities; and iv) advocacy strategies that can be used to empower youth to
improve their communities.
Department of Community Health Sciences/School of Public Health
Event: "Neighborhood and Health: Identifying Community Health Priorities"
– The event will facilitate information and knowledge sharing on community
health findings toward health and social policy recommendations across
interdisciplinary UIC faculty, community members and community-based
organizations in South Lawndale, local politicians, and government officials.
College of Medicine at Rockford
Event: "Second Wind: Engaging Seniors in Advancing a Healthy Community"
– The event provides opportunities for individuals and groups to engage each
other in dialogue regarding the role of seniors in a healthy community.