Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. Cornel West
June 28: Motivations for Service
In today’s session, we will focus on unpacking the definition of service and spend time reflecting on personal motivations to engage in service.
July 5: Our Own Social Location
In today’s session, we will begin to examine the importance of understanding our individual social locations and identities, particularly in the context of engaging in service.
July 12: How Social Location Impacts Our Perspective
In this session, we’ll examine multiple perspectives on a particular issue—food choices—and consider how perspectives on this issue are shaped by individual’s personal social location. We will also reflect deeper on the complexity of our individual identities, our identity as a learning community, and what we can do with this knowledge.
July 19: Mid-Program Reflection
July 26: Racial Caucusing
August 3: Asset-Based Community Development
This session will delve into principles of community work, including asset-based community development, reciprocity and principles of partnership building.
August 9: Sustaining a Lifetime of Service and Engagement
Our final meeting will focus on exploring motivations for a lifetime of community engagement. We will draw inspiration from a number of leaders, revolutionaries, and engaged citizens. We will consider the intersections between our personal and community commitments and the larger arc of social change and building a just society.
Readings and Assignments
Week 2 and Beyond (Folder)