The 2022 - 2023 NKU Common Experience theme is “Democracy and Education.” Through this theme, we invite faculty, staff, and students to explore democracy through the lens of civic and community engagement.
This overarching theme is meant to promote common academic conversation and foster engagement on campus around the idea that there is democratic power in local involvement.
Social Media, Activism, and Democracy
Through engaging round table discussions, participants will expand their understanding of how we can use social media as an agent for activism and how these movements influence our thoughts on democracy. NKU is partnering with the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio Center for Social Justice for this event.
Student Activism, Diversity and the Struggle for a Just Society by Robert A. Rhoads.
This scholarly article provides readers with an overview of student activism. Taking a historical perspective, readers gain knowledge of the history of activism and its evolution. Rhoads encourages students to become agents of change, both within their communities and within broader social change.
This is What Democracy Looks Like by The Center for Cartoon Studies.
This comic guide helps to bring democracy back to the hands of the people. The guide helps to educate readers on what democracy means and how it works through a detailed breakdown.
How to Citizen: Democracy Means People Power, Literally by Baratunde Thurston.
This podcast is a dynamic conversation about how to exercise power in your community. Barantude gives an alternative and active meaning to the word "citizen," inspiring listeners to be aware of and use their collective power. The podcast discusses joining associations and volunteerism and is filled with tips and tricks on taking action more effectively. Listeners gain an understanding of civic and political engagement.