Seeking a Tacoma that could turn into more

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David Coon, a scholar and professor at UW Tacoma, discusses his experience with community partners as well as past and ongoing projects. During the Feb. Office of Community Partnership Collaboratory drive, we were able to connect with Dr. His work with Oral Herstory , which occured in , began as a small project to document live sessions of a conference being held in the area. Yet, after initiating the process, Dr.

Contrived of speakers from the Puget Sound region, the project composed excerpts of stories and interviews from women across the country to document their experiences and history from an oftentimes overlooked perspective. This type of relationship is apparent in his partnerships with local film festivals and summits as well. This involvement has allowed him to work with the Grand Cinema to build a community of filmmakers and film lovers with an emphasis on community and locality.

Moreover, Coon also works to extend this reach by inviting speakers as well as bringing screenings and lectures to campus to increase this visibility to students who are interested while also working to bridge relationships between guests and outside organizations to our university. Working closely with other organizations, such as the Three Dollar Bill Cinema , as a community co-presenter, much like his role in the festivals at the Grand. This was partially made possible due to the resources he has access to on campus — such as space and equipment. The week-long event brings LGBTQ youth and their allies together to create teams, flesh out ideas and materialize them into film projects they show to friends and family at the end of the week.

Unfortunately, due to funding issues, this workshop has only been able to come to Tacoma once, but Coon hopes to revisit this opportunity down the road. Since moving to Tacoma in , Dr. But it's another thing to be able to kind of take that teaching out into the community or to facilitate other people.

While COVID has placed unprecedented challenges on many areas of the economy, the cancellation of many events, summits and festivals earlier this year had shown the art scene to be one of those most heavily impacted. While a lot of the projects he is involved with focus on bringing people together and working with others in physical proximity, Dr.

Coon also highlights the importance of reaching out to community partners and building relationships as a means to not only accumulate funding, but also to diversify your scope, be open to ideas and discover new opportunities. It's more about being open to them when they present themselves and about making connections with people, so that when something does come up, the project has a chance to get off the ground.

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