Lead the Way Durham: Civic Engagement, Social Innovation, and Community Leadership in the Bull City


Let's explore how Durhamites shape and are shaped by the local policy environment and the creativity they employ to address social/civic issues in Durham. Who defines community? How does that inform our community participation? What are the core tenets of ethical community engagement? How do we implement them in our daily lives? How do geography, race, class, power, and privilege influence our conception of engagement? We'll learn from leaders in education, housing, government, criminal justice, and food security, and leave the classroom to discuss with Durham locals. Through active participation and mindful reflection, students refine their personal models of social change. All are welcome.



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Instructor Consent Required

Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring