Dr. Charlotte L. Williams has been confirmed as a speaker at the Rethinking Community Conference at Wake Forest University (October 19-21) in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Williams is an Associate Professor of Public Health and Director of the Center on Community Philanthropy (The Center) at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. The Center is dedicated to expanding the knowledge, tools, and practice of community-spawned and community-driven philanthropy.
“I’m honored to share the stage with so many local and national leaders,” Williams said. “I look forward to sharing our perspective on building communities from within and what that looks like both inside and outside of the Academy.”
Williams leads The Center’s work in Arkansas and the region that lift up community philanthropy as a powerful influence for turning communities toward positive change. Williams is responsible for launching The Center in its core work areas of Leadership, Scholarship/Research, and Convening.
The Rethinking Community Conference will bring together journalists, politicians, scholars and public intellectuals to discuss some of the most crucial issues influencing academic, political, and civic spheres.
Hosted by the Eudaimonia Institute and the Pro Humanitate Institute, the conference will feature timely discussions about free speech and safe spaces, the fight to end or defend DACA, a conversation about free press and fake news, and the powerful interplay of politics and sports today.
In addition to exploring some of today’s most complex and controversial topics, the conference will feature a hub for innovative expressions of the meaning of community from Wake Forest University student organizations.