Libbie Rifkin Honored with CSJ's James Slevin Award for Engaged Scholarship

Libbie Rifkin was recently honored at the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) Celebration with the James Slevin Award for Engaged Scholarship. This award recognizes a Community-Based Learning (CBL) course, research project, or initiative that successfully integrates research and/or course objectives with student community work, while promoting student engagement with fundamental social justice issues; has facilitated the student's or students' ability to reflect on their community-based work; has created meaningful connections between academic material and experiences in the community; and uplifts community voices.

CSJ Executive Director, Andria Wisler wrote that Rifkin was "nominated and selected for this award because [her] work embodies a strong commitment to social justice, the CSJ, and our community, particularly through [her] leadership of the Disability Studies Initiative and creation of a Disability Studies minor. We honor [her] commitment to uplifting disability through a social justice lens, [her] creative and informative campus-wide events, [...] and [her] compassionate dedication to... community partners."

Congratulations, Libbie!