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Tag: Sociology 392: Organizing for Social Action
Jack King shares his thoughts with IMSA students
Sophomore students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora were given an opportunity Tuesday, Jan. 24, to hear firsthand how doing their homework could lead to statewide social change. State Rep. Kay Hatcher, NIU sociology instructor Jack King and NIU student Gayle Deja-Schultz shared the story of how a class project at...
Seal of the State of Illinois
An amendment change to House Bill 180 that was created in an NIU classroom was unanimously approved by state lawmakers Monday, May 23. As part of a final project in Sociology 392: Organizing for Social Action, students were challenged with finding a cause and presenting recommendations for its improvement. The result was a possible amendment...
Interior of the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield
In 2006, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed the “Let Them Rest in Peace Act,” which prevents the disruption of funerals or memorial services with disorderly conduct. Now, with the help of 17 NIU students and one class project, House Bill 180 might undergo an amendment change. The amendment was created as a final project...