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Joel R. Burton

Joel R. Burton
Joel R. Burton is a Ph.D.​ Candidate in English at Western University, where he supports diverse forms of knowledge and public engagement in the arts with an emphasis on storytelling. He is committed to continuing to find ways to use narrative and conversation as methods of learning and research in the humanities. Joel is a founding member of the Public Humanities at Western and Volunteer Coordinator at Words Literary and Creative Arts Festival in London, Ontario.

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Seeking Teachers: Stories and Questions in Asset-Based Community Development

Posted by Joel R. Burton on August 2, 2018

I wish to acknowledge Paul Born and the entire Vibrant Communities team at the Tamarack Institute, with special thanks to Heather Keam for the invitation to reflect on the masterclass workshop at Asset-Based Community Development for Healthy Neighbourhoods.

In April 2018, I attended Asset-Based Community Development for Healthy Neighbourhoods held in Kitchener, Ontario, as a guest of the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement. My interest in attending was to reconnect with Paul Born, Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute, after hosting him for an event at Western University in 2014, and to take the opportunity to learn from John McKnight, one of the founders of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).

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