Can a community move past its history of conflicts, social injustices, and political polarization to find a common goal in building a better future? Every two or four years, we hope that civil society as a united entity will exercise its democratic job of electing new representatives that will lead us to this journey. ButContinue reading “Lessons from Greensboro: learning community for civic engagement”
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Vital Voices: How to build community once we move instruction online?
For the past months, I’ve been working as a graduate intern at Vital Voices, an organization based in Washington D.C., U.S., focused on “investing in women leaders who are solving the world’s greatest challenges”. From my home in Chapel Hill because of COVID-19 restrictions, I have been supporting their Political and Civic Engagement team thatContinue reading “Vital Voices: How to build community once we move instruction online?”
Engaged classroom: collaborative learning for civic engagement
Twenty-five years ago, I was asked to debate with my classmates about whether my country should be a monarchy or republic, and have a parliamentary or presidential system of government. In 1993, Brazil was going through an intense political transition after decades of military dictatorship, and citizens were asked to vote in a plebiscite soonContinue reading “Engaged classroom: collaborative learning for civic engagement”