Teaching Change: A Conversation with Scott Myers-Lipton

Act 1: Teaching Social Action

Our March 2020 episode features Sociology Professor Scott Myers-Lipton, who has worked with students at San Jose State University to find solutions to social injustice. In Act 1, we talk to him about the background for his social action work and his book Change! A Student Guide to Social Action.

Act 2:  Educating for Democracy

In Part Two Scott describes ways of integrating the community (university, city, state, nation) with the classroom. Students are citizens, with power, who have the knowledge and tools to change public policy. Students determine the issues they want to work on–such as affordable housing, public transit, and public health.

Flier announcing a California State University - wide event to demand legislative action to end housing insecurity and house-lessness for CSU students. Over 53,000 CSU students are houseless.

Flier for housing action event in the USC system