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Hopmayer Scholar Activist training workshop

This workshop is designed to teach RU faculty and students how to engage in a form of activism that is steeped in scholarly research.

MISJT has collaborated with The Grassroots Collaborative (GC) to design the fall 2012 Scholar Activist Workshop. The GC is a leader in Chicago and more broadly in Illinois, for a brand of activism that educates and empowers community members to organize for policy and cultural change positively affecting the lives of members in the neighborhoods they serve. The GC director, Amisha Patel, will facilitate the Workshop.

The workshop will be open to all Roosevelt students and will be mandatory for students who are awarded with the MISJT Scholar Activist Fellowship. In collaboration with GC we have created a plan to place students in internships following the workshop as a way to ensure that the students apply and develop skills and insights learned in the workshop while sharing their skills with various organizations. The Hopmayer Scholar Activist Training workshop internship placements will include seven different GC organizations: 

  • Action Now, American Friends Service Committee
  • Enlace Chicago
  • Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Chicago Teachers Union
  • SEIU
  • Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation