An Accidental Activist’s Tips for Turning Coursework into Action
11 weeks of reading, research, and learning about social justice issues can be exhausting, and can leave students wondering if they have a role in creating change, or if they are even capable of making a difference. The answer is: Yes! An “accidental activist”, BA Completion student Cara Mia Villalobos, will share her simple tips for turning hard-earned knowledge and research into action. With a specific focus and easily doable actions that anyone can use, all work produced can become an opportunity for personal growth and greater good change.
About Cara Mia Villalobos:
Currently a BA Completion in Liberal Studies student working towards concentrations in two programs: Leadership and Sustainable Business, and Global and Social Justice, Cara Mia Villalobos left her twenty-two year corporate travel industry career in 2015 to pursue a liberal arts education and dedicate herself to service of the greater good. Although leadership study originally drew Cara Mia to Antioch Seattle, she has also discovered passion for the practice and training of Kingian nonviolence (based upon Dr. Martin Luther King’s values and principles for nonviolent action) and environmental activism. Interested in any opportunity to share a vision of interconnectivity, community, and equity, Cara Mia is working within two program concentrations: Leadership and Sustainable Business and Global and Social Justice. As a lifelong learner, she is taking a slow approach to earning credits so that she may fully absorb all that Antioch learning has to offer, which works well for her shared duties as caretaker for her mother. Consequently, she will happily be a fixture at Antioch for years to come, and delights in being part of the Antioch community.