This is an optional opportunity, although it is highly recommended as a way to understand the context of the team projects and the mission of local non-profit organizations in Grinnell, IA. If you cannot join us for the tour, please work with your team to make use of lab time toward development of the team’s project.
This semester’s tour will be on Friday, October 18 from 10 am to 11:30 am. Meet on 2nd floor JCC and dress for the weather. If it is raining we will do the tour virtually! Let me know if I need to be aware of any needed accommodations.
From the Grinnell College website:
The Community Social Justice Tour, sponsored by The Center for Careers, Life, and Service, offers an opportunity to gain an awareness of the unique social justice issues facing the larger Grinnell area. In addition to introducing participants to the local community, you learn about collaborative opportunities for service and the unique innovation that occurs in the ecosystems of small towns. Focused on some of Grinnell’s core community players, you will venture beyond a conventional tour to grapple with challenging ethical concepts and begin to identify what your distinctive role may be in the fabric of the community as a whole.
This tour is for people who are interested in becoming more active participants and who want become socially just collaborators in community action.