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Watch Dr. Crum's TEDx talk "Tale of Two Teachers"

Melissa Crum Merges Passion for Arts with Storytelling To Help Create A Better World

"I believe what makes the work I am doing different is that I am not interested in offering a list of do’s and dont’s. I’m not interested in a myriad of things on a checklist we must memorize in order to ensure that we are “good people.” Instead I want people to investigate the sources of the information they hold that guides the decisions and actions they make in their spheres of influence such as on a nonprofit board, in a classroom, or a curator. And then I want them to see how the decisions they make play into larger systems and institutions that impact people that they likely have not spent much time thinking about. In this way my work is more grounded in equity and the investigations of oppressive systems and institutions that we may not realize we are supporting."

 

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Helping Our Military

Dr. Melissa Crum, Mosaic Education Network founder and diversity practitioner, spoke to members of Joint Base Charleston during a Multicultural Diversity: Real Talk workshop at the Air Base Education Center here Sept. 19, 2017. Crum helped the attendees understand their barriers and stereotypes by creating a chart containing identifiers describing themselves.

 

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Article published!

Click here to read "Why, Who, and How? Strategies for Preventing Paternalism and Promoting Equal Engagement"

Publishes Book Chapter

Dr. Crum co-author's book chapter "Multicultural Critical Reflective Practice and Contemporary Art" with Keonna Hendrick.

Check out Dr. Crum on NPR's "All Sides with Ann Fisher"

On Spontaneous Solidarity

Click here to read "Eggs, Oreos, and Solidarity: MCRP in Our Daily Lives" for Art Museum Teaching blog

Trains with Royal Shakespeare Company in United Kingdom

Dr. Crum joined professors, graduate students and K-12 teachers for a year-long professional development program on using theater-based practices to increase reading comprehension. The cohort traveled to Stratford-upon-Avon for a 10-day intensive training.

Imagining America PAGE Fellow!

Dr. Crum joins 2013-2014 Imagining America PAGE Fellowship program. PAGE consists of scholars chosen from around the country to advance publicly engaged scholarship that draws on arts, humanities, and design. We catalyze change in campus practices, structures, and policies that enables artists and scholars to thrive and contribute to community action and revitalization.

Graduates United Way's Project Diversity

Dr. Crum graduates from United Way's Project Diversity 23. Project Diversity is a leadership training program featuring an intense 8-month curriculum to prepare people of color for effective service on nonprofit boards or in leadership positions.

Dr. Melissa Crum gives speech at Schweitzer Fellow Celebration of Service

Melissa Crum shares her experiences from her year as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow at the Celebration of Service event on May 1, 2014.

ASCENT Magazine

A Force for Change: Schweitzer Fellow Helps Students Explore the Possibilities

Dr. Melissa Crum in Who's Who in Black Columbus

The Linden Documentary Project Wins Columbus SOUP

Melissa Crum and Roderick Watson, Jr. with Columbus SOUP organizers

Columbus SOUP redefines philanthropy by creating dynamic and democratic spaces for community engagement, participation, and investment, through crowdfunding events and projects.

 

They harness our city’s strong community spirit to create events that connect people with local projects in need of grassroots funding. They encourage ideas, networking, and volunteerism to foster opportunities for community members to pool their own resources and invest in Columbus.

 

Through quarterly community events, attendees pay a $7 minimum donation for dinner and a vote to fund projects that make the city a better place. Along with other amazing projects, we pitched our idea to attendees and won over $1,400 for our project.

Graduate Student Melissa R. Crum Named Albert Schweitzer Fellow

Social (Justice) Media in Linden

Ohio State Alumni Magazine:

I'm a Buckeye  (p. 25)

Linden-McKinley Students Address
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