On the role of institutional support in community-driven change

Bob Hartmann and Irwin Venick respond to Gillian’s question about how they would approach or encourage others to approach similar student and/or community-led projects today. Bob provides insight into what the Coalition did right and what it could have done better, concluding that there’s value in and need for both community and institutional support. Irwin echoes this sentiment: “Know your mission and look for allies who will support rather than subsume it.” See the full length panel discussion to learn more about the complex origins of the institutionalized Center for Health Services (CHS) and its relationship to the student-led Coalition.

Recorded December 10th, 2021.