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Communications and Community Engagement
Communications and Community Engagement (CCE) builds collaborative relationships with diverse, cross-campus units and provides opportunities for partners to work towards creating a just and inclusive campus and society.
Gallaudet is a highly diverse community; sometimes communicating in a culturally appropriate way can be challenging. CCE can consult on ways to engage with diverse audiences, through written English, graphic design, video and so on. Understanding your audience will go a long way toward knowing how to write in a more inclusive way, minimizing harm caused by inappropriate language.
CCE also manages all of DEDI’s communications, including our community-wide letters, website, social media accounts, our MyGU page and our marketing materials. We manage all of the writing, editing, photography and video that we do. Our communications goals are:
DEDI defines community engagement as the effort to bring together a widely diverse group of people to build collaborative efforts in achieving the University’s goal of equity and belonging for all communities. What would community engagement look like here at Gallaudet?
These become the goals of community engagement. One additional goal within CCE would be to participate in national, local and community outreach activities that advance the cause of social justice.
Examples for this work:
Gallaudet University is a bilingual, diverse, and multicultural community. We come from a multiplicity of backgrounds and experiences, which shape our identities, perspectives, and life journeys. We recognize that to create an affirming and intellectually vibrant community that supports everyone's well-being and success, we must...
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