All throughout the year we have annual events, courses and urbanism programs. Coming up next is our 4th Jan. Term.
Each of our Jan. Term programs includes a field trip, a seminar and workshop presented by a visiting urbanist, and an opportunity to volunteer. Attending these programs will earn you a University of Orange Urbanism Certificate and help you check off a couple graduation requirements for the year. Here’s a taste of whats in store for this Jan. Term:
“In popular education there are no teachers and no learners; we are all teacher-learners or learner-teachers who hold knowledge in community and are united in the struggle for freedom.” – Robert Sember
January 10th and 20th join us in learning about the history of Popular Education and practicing neighborhood discovery.
Help the world learn how racist planning policies from the 1930s still effect our neighborhoods today!
Washington DC: We will travel to the National Archives to on January 15th and 16th to scan red-lining maps and reports. This information will be hosted on the University of Orange website and free to anyone looking to understand the history of racist planning policies. These documents will join a growing movement of organizations working to digitize this information in order to illuminate this chapter of our nation’s past, and the effect it has today.
Queens Museum: On February 1st, University of Orange will be organizing a panel and presenting work at the Queens Museum. The panel is titled, From Redlining to Gentrification.
This is a part of a larger program organized by 596 Acres, an organization doing great land-use work in New York. 596 Acres will run programming at the Queens museum based on their work around urban renewal plans. Learn More…..
Do you have a skill or passion that you want to share with your community? Join our workshop and we’ll help you transform your passion into a UofO course. We welcome all ideas from cookie-baking to reading groups to walking tours. Anything! On January 13th we will hold our first U of O teacher training, planned with our most experienced teachers Margaux Simmons and Jamy Lasell.
Other volunteer activities of your choice, during Jan. Term, will count towards the Urbanism Certificate.