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Join the Leadership and Social Change Class this Fall!- POLI 17/ICS 27: Grassroots
Democracy: Leadership & Power
T/R: 6:00-7:50 pm PST via Zoom
Instructor: Cynthia Kaufman
Course description: Applied and theoretical training for students of social justice, this course is a
multidisciplinary exploration of social change and popular democratic action with
a focus on the meaning and development of political power in modern democracies. Topics
to be explored include gender and race-sensitive approaches to leadership style, institutional
and mass forums for civic engagement, mass recruitment and mobilization, consciousness
development, democratic ethics, and strategic and tactical action.
This course satisfies a requirement of the Certificate in Leadership and Social Change,
and is a class in the cohort program for Social Justice Studies this Fall!
Welcome to VIDA!
VIDA's mission is to empower students to become agents of change in their communities and beyond; to foster education that meets the needs of the communities
we serve; and to help develop pathways to meaningful participation in local, state,
and federal government decision making processes.
VIDA office is closed due to the Shelter in Place order due to the covid19 pandemic. We
are available remotely and will continue to provide resources when possible
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If you are looking for a community partner for your service learning class, visit
our Engaged Learning webpage.
Donate to VIDA
VIDA could not exist without generous supporters who believe in the power of civic
engagement. After the death of Senator Vasconcellos, VIDA received an extraordinary
pledge to perpetuate the vision of the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement.
Community members Jim and Becky Morgan pledged a challenge grant of $198,000 over three years in honor of Senator Vasconcellos'
long history of civic work. Your gift will help the program match their generous donation.
Important information to direct your gift to VIDA:
Click the "Donate Now" button below.
Fill out the form with your information.
Under Program, choose "Other."
Type "VIDA" in the box and the amount you would like to donate.