Recent research on UMass undergraduates has demonstrated that while UMass students care deeply about the state of the world and are committed to working to solving local and global problems, most indicate that they feel that they will not be ready to undertake such work until much later in their lives. In this session Anthropology professor Art Keene will talk about his ongoing research on the civic and political commitments of UMass students. He will also talk about how UMass students can get involved right now to make positive change in the world. Professor Keene will present a multitude of options available at UMass and will emphasize one program that he has developed in partnership with student leaders over the past 15 years, Grassroots Community Organizing (Anthro 397H), a course that gives students the opportunity to learn about making change and to put that learning to work during an alternative spring break trip.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7th if you plan to attend. We need an accurate count of attendees in order to purchase the correct amount of pizza.
This event is supported by the Parents Student Development Fund.