Civic 50SL Week One Notes
Civic 50SL Week One Notes Civic 50SL
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Engaging LA Week One Lecture Notes 1. What is civic engagement? a. Becoming involved in current events rather than just learning about in just a lecture setting b. Stages of civic engagement: i. Paying attention to what is going on around you ii. Getting involved with people about issues that matter iii. Reflect on those conversations iv. Take action to create change 2. What is service learning? a. Form of civic engagement b. Preplanned, organized, structured experiences c. Meaningful work d. Learn from leaders and mentors 3. LA was originally founded in 1756 4. Key Concepts a. Perspective transformation b. Disorienting Dilemmas i. The unexpected experiences: take them and learn from them, talk about it in lecture or discussion c. Participants not spectators d. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, take others with you.” 5. Fun Facts a. 4 million people live in the city of LA, 10 million in the county of LA b. 88 cities in the county of LA 6. The third Los Angeles a. First: 1880s – eve of WWII. Lots of growth but walkable and a streetcar system b. Second: WWII – turn of the millennium. Era of the suburbs. Removed streetcars and built freeways c. Now: “profound reinvention”. No more room to sprawl, dense housing, public mass transit. Park space? Environmental challenges/drought. 7. More fun facts: a. More museums than any city in the country b. Second largest school district: LAUSD c. Most homeless population d. Most children in the foster care system e. Second worst traffic in the country; DC has the first