Partnerships in Civic Engagement: The Power of Listening
Kimmie Garner, Assistant Director of Duke Service-Learning, explores growing our capacity to listen in order to deepen relationships that support community-driven change in a recent article published on the Duke Office of Civic Engagement blog:
While listening with our whole selves is something we develop over the course of a lifetime of reflection and practice, I’ve noticed through some intentional shifts that I am becoming more conscious of the power of speaking less and listening more. This has become especially important not only as I’ve settled into the Durham community, but also as I’ve begun teaching an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class two nights a week at my local literacy council this semester.
Read more here.