Starting Date: 03-21-2005
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Registration is now open for the first-ever YP4 online course: the History of Student Activism 101! The syllabus and registration information is available in the Student Union.
The course will cover the history of student activism in the U.S. from the early 20th century to the present. We'll cover the student pacifist movement of the 1930s, student civil rights activism of the 1950s and 60s, and the myriad of movements and issues which mobilized students in the 1970s, 80s, 90s and today. We'll discuss student anti-war and anti-apartheid activism as well as students' ongoing efforts to change the structure and direction of colleges and universities themselves.
The course is six weeks and open to 15 participants only. Students will complete short readings, participate in an online discussion forum and online chats, and participate in a weekly conference call at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. The course will conclude with a short final project. Participants will earn a YP4 Academy certificate. To learn more, go to academy.youngpeoplefor.org or email Rob Goodspeed at rgoodspeed at pfaw.org.
Geographical Scope: International