Time: 9:00
Room: 312
Presenter(s): Faith Klatt
Title: Not Settling for Just a Soup Kitchen: Initial Steps towards Positive Deviance Communication within Campus Kitchens
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Dean Farmer , Communication Studies

This paper explores the challenges faced in developing relationships at the beginning of a community initiative in the rural south from a positive deviance perspective. We seek to answer several questions such as "How can positive deviance be discovered in the Campus Kitchens project?" and "What are possible strategies for using positive deviance?". We also explore themes such as leadership dedication, relational community and young children, language barriers, and the non-deviant soup kitchen. We offer insight for further research and action based on these themes and ways in which the Campus Kitchens project can be improved using positive deviance.