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It’s in the Action: Stories from Changemakers

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ClassGraphic What moves an individual to become involved in social activism? Does it grow from observing a single act of injustice? Is the weight of persistent inequality just too much? Maybe an off-handed remark just raises the temperature too high? In this study group, we will ask ourselves these questions, using as our text, The Moment:  Changemakers on Why and How They Joined the Fight for Social Justice by Steve Fiffer, an Evanstonian, (University of Georgia Press, 2022). The Moment is an anthology of stories from 35 changemakers who describe their reasons for leaving the sidelines and entering the thick of things. In this study group, we will discuss how these changemakers try to bend that arc of the moral universe towards justice. These are ordinary people: a baseball player with a troubling interaction with the police; a teenager who felt the sting of cyber-bullying; a photographer who believed the community needed a human voice. Reading and discussing their stories may leave you a little more hopeful about the future, inspired to get in on the action, and better able to open windows for your younger family members to see how to seize "the moment." Isn’t that what we all need right now?

Class Details

7 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Sarah Vanderwicken2.Suzanne Farrand 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/8/2023 - 4/19/2023 Weekly - Wed 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Suzanne Farrand  ; Sarah Vanderwicken 
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