Agency in Times of Change Series

It is challenging to consider how to be an agent of change in the political and social realities of our time. In a post-Covid world that has highlighted the disparities in access to life-giving resources, how do we find our voice and spaces for action? How do we integrate well-being into our decision-making? Our fractured political leadership amplifies tensions that pervade all aspects of our identities. Working in solidarity with local communities invites each individual to reimagine service-learning and community-engaged teaching and learning. When considering change, it seems easy to default to dissonance and negative consequences, but change has many possible outcomes and we can choose to focus on positive possibilities of change, including transformative learning, self-efficacy and equanimity, and new ways of being in community.  

In 2023-2024, Duke Service-Learning will focus our programming on Agency in times of Change, inviting us to act as subjects in our stories and agents in our lives. Duke Service-Learning advocates for community-engaged teaching and learning that promotes social equity and social change. We hope you will join us this year for programming and conversations that consider the positive possibilities of change. 

Fall 2023 Events include: