Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date July 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

Emerson College
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jennifer Lamy
Campus Sustainability Manager
Campus Services
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Emerson College Engagement Lab

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Engagement Lab at Emerson College works with faculty across the campus to create dynamic studios that respond to real world problems. Studios take a number of different forms, from short term engagements to year-long partnerships. Currently, a three-year initiative is underway focused on gun violence. The Transforming Narratives Of Gun Violence Initiative (TNGVI) is a three-year partnership between Emerson College’s Engagement Lab, the Center for Gun Violence Prevention at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. This Boston-based collaboration is exploring narrative interventions to interrupt the crisis of gun violence through partnered studios in media, arts and communication. Multi-disciplinary studio classes at Emerson College work alongside community partners to understand the roots and impacts of gun violence narratives in media and co-create interventions. Through a collaborative design approach, this initiative centers those most impacted by the effects of gun violence, in the exploration and creation of narrative interventions to restore urgency, dignity, and humanity to this pervasive issue.

In the spring of 2023, the Engagement Lab will launch another initiative, this one focused on climate justice.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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