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ClassGraphic Do you ever dream of changing the world in a meaningful way, but feel frustrated because change seems too risky, too complicated, too impossible? Join us and be inspired by the stories of changemakers who didn’t accept the status quo. These individuals acted with vision and courage. They offer a blueprint for making change, both big and small. We will consider TED lectures on change and discuss selected readings from two books: Big Bets: How Large-Scale Change Really Happens (Simon and Schuster, 2023) by Rajiv Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation; and The Moment: Changemakers on Why and How They Joined the Fight for Social Justice (New South Books, University of Georgia Press, 2022) by Steve Fiffer. Guest speakers will include Chicago-area changemakers who made a difference in their communities. There will be an optional field trip to Sweet Water Garden, an example of regenerative neighborhood development in Englewood. Finally, we will use insights drawn from these changemakers to develop strategies addressing real or hypothetical challenges, and some of us may be inspired to answer the call. Join us as we imagine the possible. This is a 12 week study group beginning Tuesday, March 12 and ending Tuesday, May 28.

Class Details

12 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Amy Pobst2.Kathy Lawten3.Janet A. Lang 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/12/2024 - 5/28/2024 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Janet A. Lang  ; Kathy Lawten  ; Amy Pobst 
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