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The Liberating Arts: Activism and its role in the MC community

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

Congratulations! You may not know this now, but choosing Maryville College as your undergraduate institution is one of the best decisions you will ever make. There are lots of reasons this decision is a good one, but one of the main reasons has everything to do with our community…the Maryville College community. We live in a community that enjoys a long legacy of student activism. Long before I joined this community, Maryville College students have been growing in wisdom, working for justice and dedicating their lives to creativity and service. I especially love the “working for justice” part of our history. In 2002, when I was hired to work with pre-service teachers in the Division of Education as a member of the Educator Preparation Program, I fancied myself a pretty good ally to those living with oppression, discrimination and...

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