Awakening Democracy: The Catalytic Role of Higher Education

Social Sciences Forum
“Awakening Democracy: The Catalytic Role of Higher Education”
Harry Boyte, Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg University
Wednesday, February 6, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

In a time of profound civic challenges, can higher education be a catalyst for a democratic awakening? Boyte will share evidence that it can be, including pioneering initiatives at UMBC and other institutions that are demonstrating the viability of a politics of public work that bridges divides and develops civic agency. Boyte also will discuss his new book Awakening Democracy Through Public Work: Pedagogies of Empowerment.

Book signing and reception to follow lecture.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Photo courtesy of Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Democracy and Civic Life; Sondheim Scholars Program; Residential Life; School of Public Policy; Shriver Center; Language, Literacy, and Culture Program; Department of Political Science; and the Sherman Scholars Program.

Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Baltimore Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Garage, next to the Library — please click here for additional information.

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. If you would like to request accommodations (e.g., ASL interpreters, captioning, wheelchair access, etc.) for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make arrangements for program access. Please contact us at with your specific request and be sure to include the event title, date, and time.



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