News: HTS 3801 - Special Topics: Community Organizing

HTS 3081 Fall 2020

Posted March 12, 2020

HTS 3801 - Special Topics: Community Organizing

2nd Fall Mini-mester Period (September 21st – October 23rd)
1 Credit | Tuesdays, 5:00 – 7:45 PM
Dr. Rebecca Watts Hull

Community organizing and mobilization have long been recognized as key to the impact of social movements on society. In a democratic society, an “organized” citizenry is better able to develop, articulate, and assert its shared interests in order to advance equity, accountability, and effectiveness in social institutions. As such, community organizing is an important element of creating sustainable communities. What is community organizing, and what knowledge, skills, and practices help leaders mobilize and organize large numbers of people around a shared idea, concern, or interest? In this course we will explore several different models or frameworks that are widely used to guide community organizing practices in the U.S. Students will practice key organizing skills, including storytelling and “strategizing.” We will explore community organizing frameworks in relation to contemporary climate change engagement, at Georgia Tech and beyond.