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Writing and Critical Inquiry: Community Engagement
Why do we eat what we eat? Do poor people eat more fast food than wealthy people? Why do men like to eat steak more than women? Why are Cheetos cheaper than cherries? Do you have to be skinny to be hungry? By volunteering weekly at the PB& J Fund (provides nutrition-based cooking classes to low-income families and children) or a local community garden and using different types of writing, including journal entries, forum posts, peer reviews, and formal papers, we will explore topics like hunger stereotypes, privilege, food insecurity, food production, homelessness, and community engagement. Please note that this class requires you to volunteer outside of class time for at least 2 hours per week.
To apply for the class, please respond to the following questions on SIS: 1. What experience do you have working in the community? 2. Why do you want to take this class?
The Piedmont Housing Alliance has received a $100,000 grant for a partnership with the University of Virginia to benefit its efforts to redevelop the public-assisted Friendship Court Apartments in Charlottesville.