Teaching Social Action: Part One of a Conversation with Scott Myers-Lipton

Prof. Scott Myers-Lipton

From campaigns to raise the minimum wage in San Jose, to Gulf Coast Civic Works Project in post-Katrina New Orleans, to affordable housing for students in the University of California system, Sociology Prof. Scott Myers-Lipton has worked with his students at San Jose State University on finding solutions to social inequity. Our conversation with Scott begins with the background for his social action course and his book, Change! A Student Guide to Social Action (Routledge, 2018), a resource for teaching movement building and social action. This podcast is for any teachers and students committed to issues of poverty and wealth, race, community change, and civic engagement. There are so many avenues of social change that Scott raises, and our Resources page provides links to his books, the PBS documentary, and many campaign victories of his students.