Economic Inequality: A New ADP/TDC National Initiative
Last February, AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP) joined with our community college colleagues in The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich at San Francisco State University (Calif.) for a live webcast about his documentary film, Inequality for All. This event served as the inspiration for the first joint ADP/TDC national initiative, an effort centered on economic inequality and co-led by ADP’s Keene State College (N.H.) and TDC’s Mount Wachusett Community College (Mass.).
Today, ADP and TDC are pleased to join our lead institutions in announcing a call for participation in this new national initiative. We are seeking a small cohort of two- and four-year member institutions to join us in a three-year initiative to understand the impact of economic inequality on our democracy. The goal of this initiative is to help students think about and take action to confront the complex causes of growing economic inequality. We envision developing, implementing and documenting innovative, interactive curricula and experiential learning modules that can be adapted across our campuses and communities. Participating institutions will work together to study the relationship between public policy, economic inequality, economic opportunity and social mobility to prepare undergraduates for lives of informed civic engagement.
Participation in the initiative is open to any TDC or ADP member institution.
You’ll find the full call for participation here, as well as the application to join the initiative.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.