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Waiting for the Bus: Awakening a Social Justice Sensibility through Communication Activism

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christopher N. Poulos, Associate Professor & Department Head (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Engaging youth in civic life yields long term benefits for meaningful participation to sustain our democracy. In this essay, we report on how a critical service-learning model of communication activism inspired university and high school students to secure more area bus benches and shelters. We suggest and demonstrate that improving quality deliberative practices can awaken a social justice sensibility in our youth so that they can adequately address the political, economic and cultural forces at work in the community.

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Publication
Carolinas Communication Annual, vol.26, pp.1-17.
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Communication, Activism, Norms, Civic engagement, Young people, Adolescents, Teenagers