The Community Engagement Institute (CEI) is an annual full-day symposium focused on issues related to health equity and social justice. The CEI examines the importance of why and how community engagement and collaboration are effective in social/behavioral research and essential in community building practices.
CEI hosted its 3rd Annual Conference on October 14, 2016, in Birmingham, AL. The theme was "The Journey to Justice: Expanding the Possibilities" (#CEI2016). Please see our recap of the event, including results from our CEI evaluation form.
For additional CEI highlights see the CCTS Digest article, "3rd Annual CEI Engages Stakeholders from across the Region and Beyond."
You can watch Kevin Powell's powerful presentation and Rep. Jeramey Anderson's stirring exploration of justice on our CCTS YouTube channel.
Slides from some of our outstanding breakout sessions are also available:
- Ending the Fights and Failures for Community Health
- Greenhouse of Hope: Cultivating Youth for Social Justice at Rust College
- Urban Blight: The Modern Miasma
For more information about our sessions, check out our 2016 Final Agenda.
For more information or questions concerning CEI 2016, or our 4th Annual CEI to be held Fall 2017, contact Shauntice Allen, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-996-6915.