The Environmental Justice Knowledge Community champions inclusion, equity, and democratic power sharing as integral to a community that is environmentally just. It welcomes participants of all backgrounds committed to producing actions responsive to community needs.
Knowledge Communities are community spaces where knowledge is shared and produced in collaboration with others.
Co-led by a Wake Forest University faculty member and a community leader, Knowledge Communities are framed around topics that are centrally important to both our city and the academic interests of WFU faculty: environmental justice, immigration/refugee resettlement, and education. These communities are funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Events are free and open to the public.
Current Knowledge Communities
Proposals for Knowledge Communities around new themes are currently being accepted.
Knowledge Communities receive modest funding, including a stipend for community-member leaders. They must meet at least monthly and leaders are expected to work to bring together diverse members from Wake Forest University and the broader Winston-Salem Community.
Want to get involved but don’t know where to start? We’ll answer any questions you have.