In this workshop, Dr. Krystal Strong will talk through lessons learned from her experimental course, Activism Beyond the Classroom, which is a scholar-activist community, course, and digital archive project co-designed with Penn students and Philadelphia community activists. Informed by Dr. Strong’s experiences in community organizing over the past fifteen years, Activism Beyond the Classroom asks how we might form the coalition, theory, and praxes to change our collective social conditions, through participatory inquiry and public scholarship related to and in support of grassroots activism around education and social justice.
Participants are welcome to explore the Activism Beyond the Classroom website prior to the workshop: https://www.activismbeyondtheclassroom.com/
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate. This event grows out of concerns in the Education department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.