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UVA Offering New Course on Political Activism to Empower Students

UVA Offering New Course on Political Activism to Empower Students

“From Inequality to Action”

I’m sure that this being offered in the age of Trump is a pure coincidence.

The Washington Examiner reports:

UVA course on political mobilization to ‘empower’ students to fix ‘abundant’ problems of the era

In light of “abundant” problems and recent political movements such as the Resistance and the March for Our Lives, the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is offering a new course based on case studies of political mobilization.

Paul Martin, assistant professor of public policy, will teach “From Inequality to Action” this fall, as reported by The Cavalier Daily.

Martin’s thought process behind proposing the course “stemmed from watching student frustration with the state of the world around them,” and was prompted by fears and frustrations over climate change and police brutality.

“In an era where problems are abundant, where solutions are available, and action has stalled, this class grapples with the question of how and why actors with fewer economic or political resources have occasionally gained policy victories over their more powerful adversaries,” the course description reads. “We will read cases from the United States and abroad that highlight the lessons from both successful and failed efforts at promoting greater equity.”


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