HOLDING GROUND: RECLAIMING THE LANDSCAPE OF COMMUNITY

During the second part of the course, we will apply the lessons learned from readings, fieldwork, and cases to the task of developing proposals and an action plan for Monumental Baptist Church. You may choose to work individually or in a group.

We will proceed in a series of discussions and work sessions, culminating in a presentation and discussion in the penultimate class meeting, followed by reflection on the semester in the final class. To make the most of the four work sessions, it is imperative to come to class prepared to discuss your work-in-progress.

October 15. Philadelphia Debrief and Improvisation Exercise

Come to this class prepared to reflect on what you learned from the field trip and to revisit your intitial improvisation.

October 22. Holding Ground: Lessons from Cases

Come to this class prepared to present the case that you chose. The discussion will draw out lessons for our work in Philadelphia.

October 29. Holding Ground: Proposals and Work Session

Come to this class with your plan for the design and implementation of your proposal.

November 5. Holding Ground: Work Session

Come to this class with your work-in-progress, prepared to develop further. We will discuss during class.

November 12. Veterans Day Holiday. No Class.

You may use this as an optional opportunity for a field trip to Philadelphia.

November 19. Holding Ground: Work Session

Come to this class with your work-in-progress, prepared to develop further. We will discuss during class.

November 26. Holding Ground: Work Session

Come to this class with your work-in-progress, prepared to develop further. We will discuss during class.

December 3. Holding Ground: Presentation and Discussion

Class presentation may be in Powerpoint or from a pdf. The file must be posted online by Sunday, December 2 at 5PM. The final submission of your proposal is due as a pdf one week after the presentation in class in order to provide time to incorporate suggestions and critique during and after the presentation.

December 10. Reflections and Next Steps

All assignments are due at times and dates indicated above. Late projects will receive a reduction in grade. There will be no extensions without prior, written, consent of the instructor. The presentation and documentation of the proposal represent 50% of the final grade.