Field Studies in Community and Labor Organizing
Spring 2021 Field Studies in Labor and Community Organizing
Public Policy 162AC
Field Study in Labor Organizing
This field study course is designed for undergraduates/graduates who have an interest in social/economic justice, and seek to earn academic credit while gaining experience in organizing. Building upon the Labor Center’s Summer program, it allows students to apply existing organizing skills/acquire new knowledge in community and labor organizations. Students will be matched with our community partners that promote the interests of Bay area working families. Classroom-based guided reflection, skills development, career information, and engagement with current debates will complement the fieldwork. This exp can open the door to life-long careers as organizers, researchers, policy analysts, political lobbyists, communication specialists and leaders.