Power, Privilege, and Action

This course in particular will examine social identities, mechanisms of privilege and power, and examine action steps to leverage allyship and activism to enact positive social change. This course will ask students of all social identities to examine their own power and the role they have played in societal systems of inequality. This class will, at times, push your comfort zone, and challenge you to examine your day to day interactions and the world around you through a new lens. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to critically question issues of race, gender, class, and more with the skills needed to take action if desired.

Course Details
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154: TR 12:30-1:45pm
159: TR 2:00-3:15pm
Spring 2024
Civic Engagement

Hannah Finkelstein

Hannah Finkelstein is a graduate of two North Carolina institutions of higher education. She matches her teaching skills from her Middle School Education degree from Barton College with her passion for social justice and higher education fostered during her masters program in Higher Education Administration at North Carolina State University. After a few years of adjunct teaching, Hannah is thrilled to join the rank of full time first year seminar lecturers. Her goal is to make sure students feel welcome and at home in the classroom to encourage dialogue and conversation around a variety of topics. In the 2023 Fall Semester, Hannah taught Power, Privilege, and Action, a course focused on social change and activism, and Howdy Neighbor: Getting to Know Yourself and Your Community. 

In her time outside the classroom, Hannah enjoys fiber-work, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and longs walks with her cuddly Great Pyrenees, Moose.