Knowledge Communities

Framed around topics that are centrally important to both our city and the academic interests of WFU faculty, Knowledge Communities serve as a space where knowledge is shared and produced in collaboration with others. Events are free and open to the public.

Current Knowledge Communities

  • Environmental Justice

    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.

    Leaders: Marcus Hill (Community Member) and Dr. Rowena Kirby-Straker (WFU Faculty)

  • Education Equity

    The Education Equity Knowledge Community convenes parents, educators, and scholars who are motivated to ask broad questions about our education system by centering the experiences of parents of minoritized students. Through thoughtful conversations and resources, it works to build capacity for parent-led educational equity across the community.

    Leaders: Renai Wisley (Community Member) and Dr. Dani Parker-Moore

  • Immigration & Refugee Resettlement


If you are interested in starting a Knowledge Community, please contact the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. Proposals for new communities will be considered on a rolling basis.

Knowledge Communities must meet monthly and be co-led by a Wake Forest University faculty member and a community leader. Leaders are expected to bring together diverse members from both the University and the broader Winston-Salem community.