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Debating for Democracy (D4D)™ on the Road 2013-2014
D4D on the Road Workshop at Wagner Further Fuels Excitement about Civic Engagement
On Friday, February 21, Wagner College hosted a successful Debating for Democracy (D4D)™ workshop. Throughout the day, intelligent and engaged students and community members explored effective strategies for advocating persuasively on pressing social and political issues.
The interactive program was a huge success. Participants gave glowing reviews of both the trainer and the workshop:
Julia Zenker, Senior at Wagner College and Executive Director for Wagner's Generation Citizen chapter, said, 'We work on action-civics plans every semester. We will use the activities from the D4D workshop without a doubt!'
Students from Periclean Universities, The New School and Pace, traveled to Staten Island to collaborate with their fellow students from Wagner.
Project Pericles appreciates the generous support of the Eugene M. Lang Foundation, The Henry Luce Foundation, and our Periclean colleges and universities.
Bates D4D Team Uses Award to Continue Fight
Against Tar Sands in Maine
Jessica Nichols and Kate Paladin are rallying their fellow Bates students against the dangers of transporting Canadian tar sands through Maine using the Portland-Montreal Pipeline. The pair have been recruiting students to work on the issue and recently sent a letter opposing tar sands transport with over 150 signatures to Governor Paul LePage. Read more
The Teagle Foundation Awards Project Pericles Grant for Mapping of Civic Engagement on Campus
Project Pericles' newest initiative, Creating Cohesive Paths to Civic Engagement, is a four-part, three-year project to inventory, map, strengthen, and develop more cohesive civic engagement programs on Periclean campuses. This project enables Pericleans to remain at the forefront of educating for civic engagement and social responsibility as they develop clear pathways for civic engagement across the curriculum with shared learning outcomes and sequential components.This project is made possible through the generous support of the Eugene M. Lang Foundation and The Teagle Foundation. Read more
Project Pericles led panel presentations on Creating Cohesive Paths to Civic Engagement at AAC&U and CIC national conferences in January 2014. The presentations offered insight on the topic based on experiences and lessons learned. Read more
Project Pericles White Paper Explores Insights from Periclean Faculty Leadership Program™
We are proud to announce the release of our White Paper, The Periclean Diamond: Linking College, Campuses, Communities, and Colleagues via Social and Civic High Engagement Learning by Ben Berger, Associate Professor of Political Science and Periclean Faculty Leader at Swarthmore College, and Jan R. Liss, Executive Director of Project Pericles.
This White Paper presents findings from our multi-year Periclean Faculty Leadership (PFL) Program™ that included 26 participating colleges and universities. In 2010, with generous support from the Eugene M. Lang Foundation and The Teagle Foundation, we launched the PFL Program in which faculty leaders received matching grants to create new Civic Engagement Courses (CECs), organize campus-wide civic engagement activities, develop community partnerships, engage in public scholarship, and serve as civic education advocates and leaders both locally and nationally.