Updates & Announcements: Official Call for Participation for TDC/ADP Economic Inequality Initiative Now Available

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator

Last February, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) joined the American Democracy Project (ADP) and former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich at San Francisco State University for a live webcast about his documentary film, Inequality for All. This event served as the inspiration for the first joint national initiative between TDC and ADP, a project centered on economic inequality and co-led by Mount Wachusett Community College (Mass.) and Keene State College (N.H.).

Today, TDC and ADP are pleased to join our lead institutions in announcing a call for participation. We are seeking a small cohort of two- and four-year member institutions to join us in a three-year initiative to understand the impact of economic inequality on our democracy. The goal of this initiative is to help students think about and take action to confront the complex causes of growing economic inequality. We envision developing, implementing and documenting innovative, interactive curricula and experiential learning modules that can be adapted across our campuses and communities. Participating institutions will work together to study the relationship between public policy, economic inequality, economic opportunity and social mobility to prepare undergraduates for lives of informed civic engagement.

Participation in the initiative is open to any TDC or ADP member institution.

To read the call for participation in its entirety and access the application to join the initiative, click here.

If you have questions, please feel free to email me at souths@aascu.org.

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