|It Takes a Village|
|Session||Second 6 weeks 3/23-4/27|
The African proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" has been used by many. In this class we will focus on the idea of community in society and its significance to human connectedness, something that is implied in the proverb. Topics include community and civil society, community and religion, community and the environment, community as a mediating structure between government and families, and community organizing.
Marilyn is a retired professor of Sociology at the State University of New York, Oneonta. She has taught several classes at A.L.L. including "Reading data," "Social issues that politicians need to address", "Being Mortal," and "The Life Course."