MT Community Development Specialist Update
We have some exceptional community development learning opportunities that are open to the public in the coming months:
On Thur. Jan. 23 in MSU SUB Ballroom A, members of the MSU Extension Diversity and Inclusion Program Planning Group, along with MSU Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons, and others are proud to sponsor a public lecture to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Georgetown law professor Anthony Cook titled, "King and the Beloved Community: A Critical Approach to Community Development." We will also live stream and record the lecture for those not able to attend in person.
On Tues. Feb. 18, we are working with the City of Bozeman, Institute on Ecosystems and MSU Office of Sustainability to bring you an evening lecture by physicist Dr. Rob Davies of the Utah Climate Center who will present on climate change impacts and solutions. We are planning more events for the afternoon and early evening so stay tuned for more information.
Lastly, this month's new "Article of Interest" is from the Journal of Extension by McKee et al. titled "Creating Inclusive Extension Programs" that stresses, "To respect and value all potential participants in our communities, we must prioritize developing inclusive educational spaces."
Reports & Resources
19 Striking Findings from 2019
Major trends are reshaping business and society, including the way we live and work. Here is a snapshot of 10 insights into these shifts, based on 2019 research published by McKinsey Global Insitute.
We visualized the damaging, tiny particles that wreak havoc on human health. From the Bay Area to New Delhi, see how the world's worst pollution compares with your local air.
A map from the digital rights advocacy group Fight for the Future visualizes just how often US law enforcement agencies use this software to scan through millions of Americans' photos -- often without their knowledge or consent.
With "The 2100 Project: An Atlas for A Green New Deal," the McHarg Center tries to visualize how the warming world will reshape the United States.
Released in April 2018, it is the most comprehensive, freely available database of the world's power plants. World Resources Institute recently updated the database and now show 29,910 power plants in the map below.
January 9, 2020
Online at 11:00 AM, MST
Small Business Webinar
This talk will explore the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with an emphasis on the critical years between the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and his assassination in 1968, and the lessons those of us working in the field of community development can learn from this critical period in American history - a time when, like today, the nation grappled with problems of race, class, war, and inequality, with no less than the future of Democracy at stake. at stake.
January 23, 2020 MSU Campus SUB Ballroom A, Bozeman
Deadline: Dec 31, 2020
Funder: Walmart Foundation
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
Funder: The KRESGE Foundation
Jan. 06, 2020 Cision
Jan. 06, 2020 Common Dreams
Jan. 5, 2020 The New York Times
Jan. 4, 2020 NBC Montana
Jan. 4, 2020 Charleston Gazette
Dec. 28, 2019 KRTV Great Falls
MSU Extension - Community Development