The first ever national workshop in community geography is scheduled for January 25-26, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, bringing together academic researchers and community leaders interested in using geographic research for community development, social justice, and environmental sustainability. We anticipate accepting forty community geography fellows to this workshop. It will focus on sharing work related to community engaged scholarship and action research for social justice, equity, and inclusion, as well as generating ideas for future collaboration.

This NSF funded event is free of charge, and we plan to offer some form of financial support for travel costs to all fellows. We encourage participation by scholars of all backgrounds: university faculty and students as well as community scholars and community leaders. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a non-traditional educational background and members of groups under-represented in geographic research.

More information on the conference is available at this website: http://communitymappinglab.org/commgeog19. This page has a link to apply for this workshop, or you can access the application directly at https://goo.gl/forms/01n4tUbKewq5bMTh1. Applications are due by October 28 and we anticipate notifying fellows of acceptance by mid to late November.

Dr. Hawthorne and Citizen Science GIS are pleased to be a part of the organizing committee for this workshop!


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