On the effort to make the world more just + loving, one of my students from the fall interviewed + honored me as a Civic Leader. While I struggle with the notion that simply showing up for my students and doing what I feel is the bare minimum by advocating for their right to a safe campus, the affirmation + time spent talking about the advocacy work I do meant a great deal to me. You can read Tyler’s words here:
Post by Tyler Strosnider, Honors Civic Engagement
N.B. Profiles in Civic Leadership are written by Honors Civic Engagement students. Students selected individuals they believed to exemplify civic leadership, conducted interviews and wrote the profiles.
I’m outside a door covered with messages of inspiration waiting for the infamous Sarah Taylor Mayhak: an SCOM professor known for her kindness, colorful style and bubbly personality. Just last fall, I had Sarah Taylor Mayhak for SCOM 123H, and was hoping to collaborate with her yet again on an interview to share her unique story.
Not only does Sarah Taylor Mayhak teach SCOM 123, she also is a strong advocate for sexual assault and harassment for both women and marginalized groups. To grow her advocacy work, Sarah Taylor Mayhak teaches SCOM 301: Feminist Blogging; a class that teaches students how to write advocacy pieces and helps create interests for advocacy for her students. She also…
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