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Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Campus Compact Webinar - 'Teaching Social Action: An Introduction' - January 13

Please join the Civic and Community Engagement Office for the webinar "Teaching Social Action: An Introduction," featuring speakers Bobby Hackett from the Bonner Foundation and Scott Myers-Lipton from San Jose State University, on Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. This event is presented by Campus Compact as part of its National Webinar Series and is free to members of the Buffalo State College community.

In social action courses, students develop and enact campaigns to change a policy, which provides them with firsthand experience with power and democracy. There is no better response by higher education to the growing anti-democratic forces than social action, since it is designed to do democracy. Currently, Mr. Hackett and Dr. Myers-Lipton are training 25 faculty, staff, and students (for student-led courses) in a nine-month social action course development webinar series. Their vision is to teach 100 more people in the next couple of years, and they are putting together a "support structure" for people who want to teach a course using social action. They plan to offer a student guide, CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action (Routledge, 2018); a teaching guide, CHANGE! A Guide to Teaching Social Action (Routledge, January 2022); $2,500 for development grants for teachers who create a course using social action (working on this grant now); access to a Social Action Course Development webinar series or asynchronous videos; and a community of practitioners of social action, which meets quarterly online.

Please register online for this webinar and any others in the National Webinar Series that may interest you.

Submitted by: Naomi W. Hall
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