Complexity of HomelessnessWhat is Service Learning? Service learning integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience and strengthen communities. Service learning course objectives are linked to real community needs and are designed in cooperation with community partners and service recipients. Incorporating service learning experiences into our study groups is an important part of OLLI’s strategic plan. OLLI is pleased to work with Groundcover News, a local organization located in the basement of Bethlehem Church in Ann Arbor. This four-week service learning course will include a weekly discussion and volunteer commitment. Volunteering opportunities will include editing stories, video interviewing homeless people for the website, assisting with expunging criminal records and obtaining IDs. You are encouraged to eat a meal together to get to know the community. This service-learning course is an introduction to the complexity of homelessness, with a focus on historical, psychological, and political perspectives. We will complete several hours of volunteer work a week in the Ann Arbor homeless community (arranged through OLLI). We will discuss and reflect on these experiences in class, connecting them to larger themes of empowerment, inclusion, and activism, while challenging stereotypes about homelessness. A variety of speakers, short readings, videos, and activities will also help us think critically about the nuances of homelessness in Ann Arbor and beyond.
|Event Type||:||Study Groups|
|Date(s)||:||05/01/2017 - 05/22/2017||Day of Week||:||Monday|
|Location||:||Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell Room|
|Address||:||2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C,|
Ann Arbor, MI 48105