College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > About > Initiatives > HumanitiesX Collaborative > Fellowship Cohorts > HX 2022-2023
Each year, the
HumanitiesX Advisory Council selects a topical theme that is both timely and lends itself to humanities inquiry. In 2021, in the context of much public debate about the issue, the Council selected
The Environment: Crisis and Action as the theme for the 2022-23 academic year.
The 2022-22 cohort of HumanitiesX fellows includes three teams, each comprised of two faculty members from DePaul's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and a community partner from a Chicago-area nonprofit organization. Each team will collaboratively develop a course related to environmental issues, which will be taught in Spring Quarter 2023. In January, each team will be joined by two Student Fellows, who will assist with course development and deployment.
Engaging Youth in Community-Centered Advocacy explores how to involve youth in community-centered advocacy projects. Working with our community partner, Active Transportation Alliance (ATA), we will focus on creating texts and designing engagement strategies to involve local youth with the coalition of community members and planning experts who are envisioning the future of Big Marsh Park on Chicago’s Southeast side. Through readings, site visits, and in conversation with community members, students will learn how Friends of Big Marsh and other community organizations have successfully advocated for a park at a former industrial site and investigate why young people are underrepresented in this and other advocacy efforts. In collaboration with ATA, you will work on teams to research, design, and pilot awareness and engagement tactics—such as stories about Big Marsh and its possibilities told in digital media and youth-centered surveys and listening sessions. Our goal is to create processes to better engage young people in the continued redevelopment of Big Marsh and in community-centered advocacy projects in general.