• Connect "Good Trouble" to Social Change in Montgomery, AL Connect "Good Trouble" to Social Change in Montgomery, AL
  • Examine Resiliency and Revitalization in New Orleans Examine Resiliency and Revitalization in New Orleans
  • Experience histories and legacies while Walking in Memphis Experience histories and legacies while Walking in Memphis

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The MUNDO STEP Experience

About

MUNDO, in collaboration with the Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) initiative at Ohio State, coordinates a leadership-focused, educational road trip and workshop series Signature Project for second-year students.  Please note that fully funded STEP participants are eligible to use their STEP grant funds to take part in this experience!

The 2023 MUNDO STEP Experience is entitled "Good Trouble: Exploring the role of context, community action, and learning in promoting social change."The "Good Trouble" experience will begin early spring semester with a series of on-campus pre-travel workshops, and then conclude with an educational road trip to Montgomery, AL; New Orleans, LA., and Memphis, TN between May 5-13, 2023.

As part of the learning opportunity students, staff and faculty will begin with a first-hand look at the continuing work of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama that seeks to reform injustices within the American justice system and explore the significant cultural legacy of leaders such as John Lewis on fighting to justice in the United States.

Next, the group moves on to New Orleans to get a closer look at the contextual role of race, economics, and class in determining what Lasswell (1936) described as “who gets, what, when and how.” The experience concludes in Memphis, Tennessee where the focus will shift to the strategies community groups have used to continue the legacy of leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. to create a more inclusive and equitable society for all.

For more about experience please (refer to the Application Information sheet on the right side of this page) and/or plan to attend any of the following Informational Sessions:

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 6:30 PM in the Republic Room (Houston House)
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 6:30 PM in the Republic Room (Houston House)
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 @ 3:00 PM in the Republic Room (Houston House)
  • Friday, February 17, 2023 @ 12:30 PM in Cartoon Room #1 (Ohio Union) - feel free to bring your lunch! 

To apply for the experience go to: MUNDO/STEP Good Trouble Application 2023

Contacts: Julius Mayo (mayo.2@osu.edu) and Raven Ho (Ho.583@osu.edu

To learn more about STEP go to: https://step.osu.edu/