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Documentary for Social Action Students Partner with Haley House

November 2, 2012
Members of the Transitional Employment Program Photo by Meg Lindberg

Documentary for Social Action is a hands-on learning course taught by award-winning independent filmmaker Bob Nesson. Students work with nonprofits to produce documentary videos used for educational and fundraising purposes. At the beginning of the semester, potential clients pitch their projects to the class and students select which projects to produce. This semester, 37 local…

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WR121-34 Publishes “Heritage | Origenes”

May 4, 2012
Cover Photo of Heritage | Origenes Book

You can order a printed version of this anthology for $10. Click here for more information. Orders will close on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Students in Tamera Marko‘s WR 121-34 Bilingual Research Writing course (2011-12) at Emerson College have produced an anthology from eight of their course assignments: a proposition essay, a letter, an academic essay, a dream assignment proposal,…

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Join Jumpstart at Emerson College for Fall 2012

March 30, 2012
Jumpstart logo with book pages forming a heart shape.

Join Jumpstart at Emerson College Fall 2012 Have you started registering for classes? Make room for Jumpstart. You can make a big difference in just two afternoons a week. You will need to be available either: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00–6:00pm or Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00–6:00pm Apply Now Visit the Jumpstart at Emerson College Website for more information.…

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Class Presents Sustainability Project Proposals

March 29, 2012
Jon Honea delivers feedback to his students.

Jon Honea’s Energy and Sustainability classes recently presented their service learning projects for this semester. The projects aim to help students understand the sustainability issues facing communities and develop realistic solutions to these challenges. Through this assignment, students identified key sustainability issues in the Emerson community, possible options to address the problems, important project stakeholders,…

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Occupy Documentary Screening

March 27, 2012
The Occupiers Title Screen

On March 1, the Office of Service Learning and Community Action, along with Emerson Peace and Social Justice, hosted a screening of “The Occupiers” in the Bill Bordy Theater. The documentary film was made by John Forrester MA ’11 and Joseph Leahy MA ’11, recent graduates of Emerson’s Journalism program. From late September to December 2011, protesters occupied Dewey Square in Boston’s Financial District to…

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Office of Service Learning and Community Action Honored

March 23, 2012
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Award Image

  From Emerson College Today One of the key components of Emerson’s mission statement is its commitment to civic engagement. The Office of Service Learning and Community Action (SLCA) largely facilitates that part of the Emerson experience. Read More   View the email.

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WR121: Our Food Project

March 22, 2012
Andrea Nunes & Daniel Sanjur

On a cold night in February, a group of Dr. Tamera Marko’s Research Writing 121 students gathered in her home to share a meal. Marko’s course, Power: Food, Music, and Re-Inventing Our University: Writing the Americas in Spanish and English, prompts students to use food to better understand and communicate the history, power relations, and…

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Documentary for Social Action

March 20, 2012
Previous students enrolled in Documentary for Social Action

Fall 2012 Course Registration: VM420-05 Documentary for Social Action Wednesdays          6:00 – 9:45 pm          4 Credits Get a full production experience working in small teams to produce a promotional video for a nonprofit. Videos from this class consistently screen at festivals and fundraisers in communities. They tell real stories…

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What is your favorite children’s book?

February 29, 2012
Ruben Raskin with a Jumpstart student.

Jumpstart Children’s Book Drive Research has consistently shown that the number of books a child has access to at home is a powerful indicator of future academic achievement. In low-income neighborhoods, 61% of families have no children’s books in their homes. Help us place books in the hands of local children who need them. Jumpstart…

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Why Los Angeles Exploded: Panel Discussion

February 28, 2012

The Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies and Emerson Peace & Social Justice Present: Why Los Angeles Exploded: Panel Discussion February 29, 2012 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm Little Building, Charles Beard Room Free and open to the Emerson community This panel discussion is organized to run in conjunction with the Emerson Stage performance of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.…

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