Reflections

Stepping Up to Support Students in the Current Moment

Early in June, SLS partner, Georgia Tech's Center for Teaching and Learning, facilitated conversations around supporting students in the current moment, with a focus on opportunities for instructors to learn strategies for engaging their students in conversations around race and racism.  Although the sessions were not recorded in order to give faculty the space to speak honestly during the discussion, Carol Sabino Sullivan, CTL assistant director of faculty teaching and learning initiatives, recently wrote about the highlights from the sessions and advice from the conversation lead

SLS Fall 2020 Affiliated Courses: Race, Health, Equity, and Power

Serve-Learn-Sustain emphasizes equity in our approach to sustainability.  Many of the courses that are affiliated with us (and some that are not!) can help you develop new perspectives on understanding equity and justice in health, the built environment, history, energy, education, industry, and many other areas where your coursework and requirements may lead you.  As many of you seek to take positive action through educating yourself on issues such as the roots of systemic inequity, why not seize this moment to take a class about race, health, equity and power. 

Reflections on Protests Against Racial Injustice

Bill Winders is Professor of Sociology in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech. One of the courses he teaches regularly is HTS 3068: Social Movements.

Over the years, some of my research has examined different aspects of social movements, including how social movements influence political policies. I am pleased to have this opportunity to reflect on the current and historic protests about racial injustice and inequality that have enveloped the country.

What Can I Do? SLS Shares Some Thoughts on Engaging in the Current Moment

If you’re like us - you’ve been asking yourself this question on a daily basis for the last few months. And even more so, over the last few weeks. The world is, at the same time, at a standstill and immersed in chaos. As SLS student fellow Mira Kaufman so eloquently wrote about a few weeks ago in our SLS Reflections blog, COVID-19 has starkly revealed and exacerbated longstanding inequities in all of the systems that structure our society.

Third Annual SLS Summer Internship Program Pairs Students with Partners to Support Georgia during COVID-19

 

Nearly every aspect of life has been affected by the spread of coronavirus. Summer internships, often seen by most students as a head start to a post-graduate job, are no exception.

Dr. Allen Hyde Receives George C. Griffin Faculty of the Year Award

SLS is truly thrilled to celebrate Professor Allen Hyde’s recognition by Georgia Tech’s SGA. Dr. Hyde, an assistant professor in the School of History and Sociology, is the recipient of the George C. Griffin Faculty of the Year Award. Dr.

Equity Implications of COVID-19

On a personal level, juggling a global pandemic with everyday school or work, maintaining relationships, physical and mental health, and all the other tasks we must do in our daily lives can be difficult.  On the macro level, our community faces the even larger challenge of combating COVID-19 while continuing work on the issues the world faced before the pandemic. Now, we must learn to address sustainable development and equity concerns in a new landscape. The pandemic draws attention away from all other concerns, but equity challenges persist and are often magnified by this

RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network Launches SDG Online Training Modules

The RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network will host a virtual showcase this Wednesday May 13 from 6-7:45pm to celebrate the launch of the SDG Online Training Modules, a year long project sponsored by a grant from The Turner Foundation. The goal of the project was to provide training in identifying social, economic, and ecological sustainability needs of RCE member communities as well as teaching skills for collaborating with diverse stakeholders to create and implement action projects.

Celebrating Faculty Excellence in Community-Engaged Sustainability Teaching: Two Co-Winners and Four Honorable Mentions for 2020

SLS is thrilled to celebrate two outstanding faculty partners this year—Teresa Snow and Emily Weigel, both in the School of Biological Sciences (College of Science)--as co-winners of the 2020 SLS Award for Excellence in Community-Engaged Sustainability Teaching! The pool of applicants this year was broad and highly impressive, with 18 instructors representing all six colleges submitting student and community partner testimony about their innovative teaching.

SLS Service Opportunity Highlight: A Safe and Socially Distant Way to Serve Our Communities with New American Pathways

A challenge-- and opportunity-- posed by shelter-at-home orders is how to support frontline organizations and vulnerable families in safe ways. SLS will provide “Service Opportunity Highlights” to share safe ways to serve throughout the summer, via our newsletter and blog. 

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