8th Annual WML Academic Symposium

Time: 2:00
Room: 224
Presenter(s): Caroline Wilson
Title: Integrating Assets: Positive Deviance Potential in the Campus Kitchens Project
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Dean Farmer , Communication Studies

This research project explores the importance of sustainable relationships in social change efforts through the lens of the Campus Kitchen at Campbell University. I examine how and why an organization seeking to promote social change must strive to become part of the community it hopes to serve and propose ways in which the divide between volunteers and those in need can disappear when everyone involved is invited to serve on whatever level they wish. This kind of cooperation between people from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds has the potential to create an unconventional community and produce innovative ways to fight poverty.