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FALL 2009 EDLD 280, Section 2: Leadership and Social Change Fridays – 2:30pm-5:20pm 1 Unit Instructors Chris Nayve: cnayve@sandiego.edu Brenna Hughes: brenna_hughes@sandiego.edu 619-260-4206 UC 113 Course Description This course is designed to explore and experience leadership within the social issues context of advocacy and action. Students will examine the skills, reflective strategies, and capacity for innovation needed to collaborate and address social issues. To further explore Leadership and Social Change, this course offers an in-depth look at Hurricane Katrina’s effect on the city of New Orleans, Louisiana through historical, geographical, sociological, and political perspectives. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to travel to New Orleans for a one-week immersion experience to develop relationships with community members and assist with the city’s rebuilding efforts. Throughout the semester, instructors will provide hands-on skill building workshops, promote democratic discussions about the social issues associated with Hurricane Katrina, and facilitate workshops and dialogues in leadership development for civic engagement. Learning Outcomes  Demonstrate ability and understanding of theory and systems framework of community development  Demonstrate ability to analyze and understand race relations, identity, and social justice  Understand social change strategies  Critically analyze the historical, geographical, sociological, and political events leading up to and following Hurricane Katrina Readings & Media When the Levees Broke (Director: Spike Lee) Excerpts from Teaching the Levees (Editor: Margaret Smith Crocco) Excerpts from Racing the Storm (Hillary Potter) Requirements - Students will attend six 3-hour seminar sessions (Total: 18 hours) - Students will participate in class-related service (Total: 20 hours) - Students will attend the Dr. Paul Farmer lecture at USD on October 8, 2009 (Total: 2 hours) - Students will write a 4-5 page reflection paper due December 11, 2009


Course Schedule Friday, September 18, 2009 at 2:30pm “Roots”  Community Guidelines/Expectations  Values Exercise  Film Excerpt: When the Levees Broke  Debrief Film  Review Course Expectations and Syllabus Thursday, October 8, 2009 (7-9pm) Dr. Paul Farmer Keynote Address: 20th Annual Social Issues Conference Friday, October 16, 2009 at 2:30pm “Human Rights”  Debrief Paul Farmer Keynote  Film Excerpt: When the Levees Broke  Debrief Film  Race & Class Discussion Friday, October 30, 2009 at 2:30pm “Third World Conditions in a First World Country”  Film Excerpt: When the Levees Broke  Debrief Film  Prepare for Thanksgiving House Project Volunteer Experience Thanksgiving House Service Project Class will select two of these dates to attend as a group (8 hours each day): Saturday, October 31, 2009 Sunday, November 1, 2009 Saturday, November 7, 2009 Sunday, November 8, 2009 Friday, November 13, 2009 at 2:30pm “Renewal Plan”  Debrief Thanksgiving House Service Project  Guest Speaker: Avery Brewton, Tulane University Center for Public Service  Fundraising Strategies and Letter Writing Campaign Kick-off Home Building Skills Workshop Date and Time TBA


Friday, December 4, 2009 at 2:30pm “A Sense of Place, A Sense of Home”  Roots Activity  Guest Speakers: Katrina Reflections  Fundraising Check-In *Reflection Papers Due NEXT SESSION Friday, December 11, 2009 at 2:30pm “Meaning-Making”  Reflection Papers DUE  Reflection Discussion: What has happened this semester? What am I looking forward to?  Living with Intention  Fundraising Check-In  Next Steps and Trip Preparation Friday, December 18, 2009 at 5:00pm Final Exam


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