September Lunch Discussion: “Identity, Privilege & Poverty- Reflections from the field”

Through summer internship programs such as the Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster (P&P) local and national internships, and the Middlebury Social Impact Corps (MISC) experience in Peru, Middlebury students delve into community-based, experiential internships with diverse organizations across the U.S. and abroad.

Join a group of recent interns for the first P&P Monthly Lunch Discussion of the 19-20 academic year as they reflect on their experiences over the course of their summer work with the intersection between identity, poverty and privilege. The discussion is also a wonderful opportunity for students interested in applying for community-based internships to learn more about the programs from student participants themselves.

Food provided, please RSVP online here!

Tuesday, Sept. 17th 12:30-2:00pm, Center for Community Engagement, 20 Old Chapel Rd.

DECEMBER LUNCH DISCUSSION: Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline, w/author, journalist and radio host David Goodman | Friday, Dec. 7th, 12:30 – 1:15pm Ross Dining Hall fireplace lounge

Graphic source: ACLU

Join P&P as we discuss the work of the educational justice movement toward dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, and toward building equity and parity in American education. Author, journalist and radio host David Goodman will discuss a new new collection of essays from leaders, activists and thinkers in the educational justice movement.

David Goodman is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including his most recent work, co-authored with UMass Professor of public policy Mark Warren: Lift us up, don’t push us out: Voices from the front lines of the educational justice movementDavid is a regular contributor to Mother Jones magazine, and hosts the weekly radio show “The Vermont Conversation”.  His writing has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Outside, Boston Globe, Travel & Leisure, Ski, and the Los Angeles Times.

Bring your lunch, your friends, your thoughts and your questions to this rich conversation on Friday, December 7th at 12:30 in the Ross Dining Hall fireplace lounge. 

David’s show “The Vermont Conversation” featured discussions with some of the contributors to the book in its October 3rd, 2018 broadcast

Other media and resources on this issue:

Source: Colorlines magazine

Source: Crooked Media
 

Source: ACLU

Source: NBCNews.com

Summer P&P Internship applications now open! Deadline to apply is Jan. 15th!!

Would you like to:

  • Advocate for poor, Appalachian communities impacted by extractive industries in the mountains of Virginia?
  • Help people navigate the legal system and ensure their access to legal representation in a legal clinic in Baltimore?
  • Work with refugee communities in the Atlanta metro area?
  • Help ensure local kids have access to nutritious meals, and a little fun, even during the summer school break right here in Addison County?

There are so many great opportunities waiting for you, and we want to make sure you know about them! Visit our Internships page for more information!

The Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster offers funded summer internships with agencies that seek to work alongside vulnerable populations. Internships are available to non-graduating Middlebury students and are located in urban and rural settings here in Addison County and throughout the United States with agencies that serve in educational, healthcare, legal, housing, social and economic capacities for the needs of individuals and their communities.

Applications are now open on Handshake for summer 2019, and the deadline to apply is January 15th, 2018!

SHECP Closing Conference and Symposium 2017

Middlebury's SHECP National Interns pose for a picture at the Frueauff Closing Conference with P&P Directors. From left: James Davis, Gia Ould, Caitlin Klemme, Tiffany Sargent, Cicilia Robison, Rachel Roseman, Caleb Green, and Amirah Fauzi. Not pictured: Elizabeth Zhou.
Middlebury’s SHECP National Interns pose for a picture at the Frueauff Closing Conference with P&P Directors. From left: James Davis, Gia Ould, Caitlin Klemme, Tiffany Sargent, Cicilia Robison, Rachel Roseman, Caleb Green, and Amirah Fauzi. Not pictured: Elizabeth Zhou.

Middlebury’s SHECP national interns gathered together with over 100 interns, faculty, and staff from SHECP’s over 20 member institutions for the annual Frueauff Closing Conference and Symposium on Criminal Justice, Poverty, and Race. 

Cicilia Robison '18 presents on her experience as a SHECP intern at Posada Esperanza in Austin, TX.
Cicilia Robison ’18 presents on her experience as a SHECP intern at Posada Esperanza in Austin, TX.

Interns shared their experiences from their summer internships with one another during the Closing Conference held at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. 

 

Keynote speakers at the 2017 SHECP Symposium, held at the Virginia Military Institute’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, include Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University; James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale University; and Robin Steinberg, Director of the Bronx Defenders. These speakers were joined by Sarah Farmer, Research Faculty and Lecturer at Yale Divinity School. Dr. Farmer, a former Berea College Shepherd Intern, moderated the Panel among the speakers. 

Robin Steinberg, public defender and founder of The Bronx Defenders, spoke on “Re-entry for Dignity and a ‘Productive’ Life.” James Forman, Jr., son of a well-known civil rights leader, graduate of Yale Law School, and longtime public defender addressed “Just Prosecution, Defense, and Sentencing.” Paul Butler, a graduate of Harvard Law School and former prosecutor and defense attorney, discussed “Just Policing” which is also the topic of his new book, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.”

SHECP Intern Amirah Fauzi '18 presents on her experience at CodeInteractive in the Bronx.
SHECP Intern Amirah Fauzi ’18 presents on her experience at CodeInteractive in the Bronx.

SHECP interns, faculty, and staff pose for a picture at the Closing Conference.
SHECP interns, faculty, and staff pose for a picture at the Closing Conference.

Addison County Privilege & Poverty Internship 2017

Pictured: back row: James Calvin Davis (Academic Director for the Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster), Wynne Ebner ’19, Jamison Fletcher ’18, Andrew Plotch ’18, Jack Parker ’19, Katie Corrigan ’19; front row: Tiffany N. Sargent (Internship Director for Privilege & Poverty), Anna Dennis ‘17.5, Yuliana Lopez ’18, Luna Shen (FoodWorks Intern) ‘19.5, and Emma McDonald ’16 (CCE AmeriCorps VISTA)

The summer 2017 Privilege & Poverty local interns meet weekly at the Center for Community Engagement for breakfast and discussion. Interns begin the summer sharing experiences from their internship, challenges and surprises, misconceptions and frustrations. Throughout the summer, they explore with P&P faculty and staff complicated moral questions related to economic inequality, bringing their internship experiences into the discussion to inform how they think about this complex social problem.  

P&P/SHECP UVM-Middlebury Mid-Summer Dinner

SHECP interns based in Vermont, Middlebury’s Addison County Privilege & Poverty interns, UVM staff and faculty, Middlebury staff and faculty, and many of our wonderful community partners gathered for the annual mid-summer dinner in Lincoln, VT.

The tradition continues! Our Privilege & Poverty Addison County interns gathered last night with community partners, SHECP national interns based in Vermont, and our colleagues from UVM for a wonderful reflection and discussion. Thank you to Nancy and Katie Shepherd, and Bern Terry for their gracious hospitality and a great evening of conversation and delicious food!

SHECP Opening Conference

from left: James Calvin Davis (Academic Director of Privilege & Poverty); Cicilia Robison ’18; Caleb Green ’19; Gia Gould ’19; Amirah Fauzi ’18; Sergio Nuñez-Xoconoxtle ’18; Tiffany Sargent ’79 (Internship Director of Privilege & Poverty). Not pictured: Caitlin Klemme ’18 and Elizabeth Zhou ’18

Our Privilege & Poverty national interns attended the SHECP 2017 Frueauff Opening Conference at Marymount University this weekend. This conference began to explore themes of poverty, incarceration and race, which will be the focus of the Closing Conference and Annual Symposium. Additionally, interns engaged in discussions on living and learning environments and cultural humility, getting to know one another before they travel to their internship sites and begin their internships!