The Community Studies B.A. Program has inaugurated a new tradition to mark its revival as the longest running interdisciplinary degree program at UCSC and (if that weren't enough) to celebrate its pioneering academic curriculum of campus and field study learning dedicated to social justice.
On Thursday, January 29 the Community Studies class of 2015 presented its work in a classic poster session in Oakes College.
The field study cohort returned from a six-month field study in places far (e.g., New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Seattle) and near (Oakland, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara). The students worked on social justice issues as varied as homeless youth advocacy, street level health care and immigrant rights. At the January 29 event, each of the 24 students showcased their field work and emergent analyses on individual posters which are proudly displayed on the second floor hallway of the Oakes College academic building.
This was very much a classic poster session during which each student discussed their work and answered questions. There are no formal presentations as such. We invite you to stroll the hallway sometime!