BUILDING BRIDGES IN POLARIZED TIMES
July 27-29, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
12:30-1:00 pm Check in
1:00-2:00 pm Welcome and Orientation
2:00-2:15 pm Break
2:15-3:15 pm Keynote Presentation
Laurie Lewis (Rutgers University)
Focus: Implementing change in interorganizational networks.
3:15-4:15 pm Keynote Presentation
Kirsten Foot (University of Washington)
Focus: How race, gender and profession/class intersect with and influence interorganizational collaboration efforts to counter human trafficking.
4:15-4:30 pm Break
4:30-5:30 pm Participant Research Presentations
5:30 pm-7:30 pm Cocktail Reception, The Gant Aspen Hotel
Sunday, July 28, 2019
8:00 am Breakfast on your own
8:30 am-9:45 am Participant Research Presentations
10:00 am-10:15 am Break
10:15 am-11:45 am Keynote Case Presentation
Ann Janette Alejano-Steele (Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Focus: Overview of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and multiple facets of human trafficking, and its intersections with human rights, gender-based and intimate partner violence, immigration, exploitative labor, victims “worthy” of help, etc.
11:45 am-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm-2:15 pm Focal Case Presentation
Amanda Finger (Executive Director and co-founder of the Denver-based non-profit, Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking) and Maria Trujillo (Human Trafficking Program Manager at the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice, Office for Victims Programs).
Focus: Overview of multilevel and multisector counter-human trafficking strategies in Colorado, including the CO Project and CO Council. Challenges in counter-trafficking efforts related to misconceptions, biases, communication, and organizing (that result from and/or result in political/cultural/class polarization).
2:15 pm-2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm-3:45 pm Workshopping/discussing key questions together
3:45 pm-4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm-5:30 pm Discussion: How state-local and government-NGO counter-trafficking efforts are manifesting in Pueblo, CO. Meeting of 2020 Aspen Engaged conference in Pueblo.
Enjoy Aspen! Dinner on your own.
Monday, July 29, 2019
8:00 am-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:45 am Participant Research Presentations
9:45 am-11:00 am Plenary Session
What can engaged scholarship look like in the future? The morning session will explore possible future areas for development regarding engaged scholarship. The focus will be on articulating potential resources, projects, collaborations, and events that will move engaged work further in organizational communication.
DESCRIPTION OF PARTICIPANT RESEARCH PRESENTATION FORMATS
The purpose of this format is to develop projects still in progress. The Project-in-Focus format situates presenters at different tables. During each round of discussion, each presenter has 5-7 minutes to present followed by a table discussion with the participants. Participants will then rotate as an intact group from table to table.
The purpose of this session is longer engagement with fewer projects that are completed or nearly so. The Research Spotlight format focuses in depth on engaged research endeavors. In each round, participants will select one of the Spotlight talks and join the presenters for a thirty-minute-deep dive into their research.
The purpose of this format is to discussion questions related to the conference raised by more philosophically leaning submissions. The Questions-in-Focus format invites presenters to describe the key questions raised in their work in plenary in 1-2 minutes followed by rounds of discussion. In each round, participants will rotate among tables to discuss these questions in the broader context of the conference theme. The session concludes with reflection by presenters in plenary.