Cassie Parkin Honoured with Prestigious Fellowship from International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict
Cassie Parkin, who has taught English and Humanities at Linden for the past three years, has been selected from a global pool of applicants to receive a fellowship from the International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), which will allow her to develop and teach a curriculum on civil resistance and nonviolent action. Students in Cassie’s classes will benefit from this enrichment during the current school year!
Studying civil resistance movements and nonviolent action as an applied science and creative engagement can have numerous benefits for students, including:
- Understanding new ways of engagement in making social, political, and economic change in their communities. This can lead to heightened engagement and a sense of empowerment.
- Preparing students for university-level study. There is a profusion of scholarly literature, and a growing number of courses on civil resistance offered at various universities in the areas of conflict, peace and security studies, political science, international relations, history, and sociology.
- Offering students general knowledge and skills that are relevant to future advanced studies in social sciences.
- For students interested in careers in foreign policy, government, community organizing, journalism, advocacy, or civil society organizations, learning about civil resistance movements and nonviolent action can be a career-oriented learning opportunity.
We look forward to sharing more details as this exciting project comes to life.