What is the value of work for me? For my community?

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Title

The Lesson

Type

Reading

Overview

"The Lesson," from Bambara's 1972 collection Gorilla, My Love, is the story of a group of poor inner-city children who meet regularly with a not-quite-insider, not-quite-outsider community member, Miss Moore,…

Title

To Hell with Good Intentions

Type

Reading

Overview

An Austrian philosopher who founded the Intercultural Documentation Center in Mexico, Ivan Illich was known as a “maverick social critic” of contemporary Western culture. It is from this stance that…

Title

Interview with Claire Hellstern Part I (Race Recordings)

Type

Audio

Overview

Studs Terkel is a radio broadcast personality and author who hosted the award-winning radio program, "The Studs Terkel Program" every weekday from 1952 to 1997. In this interview, Terkel talks…

Title

College Students - Service Learning and Advocacy

Summary

I thought it went well. Things that really helped were the comfort level of the students with each other and the professor as well as the comfort level/relationship between myself…

Title

AmeriCorps Members - Gifts in Service Work

Summary

I led off by asking why Neruda describes the worn-out sheep as wonderful and marvelous. This led to discussion of what makes a good gift and why we give gifts.…