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"Civic Stories" Photo Essays Now Available Online
Submitted by Nathan White on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 3:31pm
St. Olaf students in the American Conversations 102 and Intermediate Photography classes worked in partnership with the League of Women Voters to create photo essays about Northfield-area community leaders. The fourteen leaders profiled in the photo essays are involved in a range of political, civic, and humanitarian endeavors in the local community and beyond.
The Academic Civic Engagement Project began during the first semester of 2011-12, when students engaged with local community members, interviewing and pondering what an active citizen does on behalf of their locale. This enabled students to see how people participate in a local community and, through their actions, better define citizenship. During the second semester, the American Conversations and Photography students teamed up, combining sight and sound to craft these photo essays with the intent of providing profiles of community leaders and examples of engaged citizenship.
Northfield.org will be profiling each essay over the next month or so.