This Teach-Out examines core concepts of community organizing for social justice in societies that are becoming more segregated and more diverse. It provides perspectives on organizing which increases dialogue, challenges discrimination, and creates changes. These perspectives provide a new approach which recognizes differences and bridges boundaries. We will draw on organizing by young people and adult allies in schools and communities - wherever segregation and diversity are increasing.
This form of organizing has special relevance in contemporary societies whose political leaders express bias and bigotry; ridicule racial, ethnic, and religious minorities; and/or campaign against social justice values.
A Teach-Out is:
-an event – it takes place over a fixed, short period of time
-an opportunity – it is open for free participation to everyone around the world
-a community – it will be joined by a large number of diverse individuals
-a conversation – an opportunity to give and take ideas and information from people
The University of Michigan Teach-Out Series provides just-in-time community learning events for participants around the world to come together in conversation with the U-M campus community, including faculty experts. The U-M Teach-Out Series is part of our deep commitment to engage the public in exploring and understanding the problems, events, and phenomena most important to society.
Teach-Outs are short learning experiences, each focused on a specific current issue. Attendees will come together over a few days not only to learn about a subject or event but also to gain skills. Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events are an opportunity for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community. Come, join the conversation!