Thoughts by: Danielle Smith
As the First-Year Engagement Coordinator in the Center for Community Learning, Danielle Smith works collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to design and implement community engagement opportunities for first-year students. An educator for more than a decade, her work in higher education focuses on first-year students and students in transition, including teaching first-year seminars focused on engaged and transformative learning.
Due to the devastating effects of humans’ impact on the environment, the U.S. government imposes a mandate that restricts citizens’ mobility.
In the text, the narrator states, “I would not obey an immoral law.” History provides many examples of positive social change that has resulted due to communities or individuals refusing to obey laws they found to be immoral. What are the theories and models of social change with which you identify?
How do you define “home”? To what places do you feel pulled or called? How do you cultivate a sense of place?
“Octavia’s Brood” (Walidah Imarisha’s YouTube playlist, including commentary and interviews from the editors and various authors)