Importance Of Community Engagement

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The notion of community engagement is understood by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as such; “Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.” Essential community engagement assists in developing students into advocates of sustainable change through service and collaboration with communities to address social, cultural and environmental injustices. The sociological concepts that are taught in the classroom help us to better comprehend and appreciate the function of society and various communities. Testimonials like Jessica Lynn’s allow us to see …show more content…
They seek to achieve this goal through the assistance and support of all their members. They focus mostly on the public and government cases of discrimination against LGBTQ community by supporting programs and protest actions, asserting diplomatic pressure, providing information and working with international organizations and the international media. ILGA also envisions that all human rights will be respected and everyone can live in equality. They want global justice and equity are established without regard to people’s sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex. Some goals that the ILGA incorporate …show more content…
Their main goals all include helping and advocating for the LGBTQ population in some way. Not being a member of the LGBTQ does not disqualify one from engaging in the support of this community. Personally I would be interested in involving myself in the Human Rights Campaign. I believe connecting with this organization would give me the greatest opportunity as far as affecting long-term positive change for those who are suppressed and disempowered due to their sexuality and/or gender identity. There are of course additional programs, services, and changes that could be implemented to improve some of the problems faced by LGBTQ

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