Who will benefit?
The certificate AMST 3000 Civic Inclusion prepares college students and young professionals to be religiously literate leaders and prepares them for government or public service careers. The program equips public servants who currently work in local or state governments and are interested in building their cultural and religious literacy. The curriculum supports ally communities who are interested in strengthening their solidarity for groups impacted by anti-Muslim bigotry.
What will we learn?
In partnership with ReligionAndPublicLife.org, America Indivisible awards the America Indivisible Civic Inclusion Certificate to those who complete the course collection, AMST 3000 Civic Inclusion. You will impact racialized anti-Muslim bigotry on Muslim communities and perceived to be Muslim the role civic leaders can play in addressing this phenomenon. Through skill and knowledge-building activities, you will apply civic-inclusion practices to challenge hate in your communities effectively. You will learn how to develop metrics to evaluate your community’s civic health, develop plans to address incidents of hate and bias, and foster relationships with diverse constituents to cultivate resilient communities.
Certificate Sequence: The certificate program issued by the America Indivisible consists of five three-hour courses. The 2021 national fellows enrolled in the Public Leaders for Inclusion program will complete the following sequence.
Week 1: June 14 to 18, 2021
Week 2: June 21 to 25, 2021
Week 3: June 28 to July 3, 2021
Week 4: July 5 to 9, 2021
▸ In AMST 3002 Envision Civic Health as the Antidote to Prejudice, we will examine how community leaders, despite a heightened climate of anti-Muslim bigotry, successfully built inclusive practices and policies by promoting civic health.
Week 5: July 12 to 16, 2021
Week 6: July 19 to 23, 2021
▸ In AMST 3003 Explore Religious, Cultural, and Legal Literacy, we will examine studies that document the systematic discrimination faced by American Muslims in the news media, multiple branches of government, and in public schools.
Week 7: July 26 to 30, 2021
Week 8: August 2 to 6, 2021
Week 9: August 9 to 13, 2021
Week 10: August 16 to 20, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Seeking Academic Credit?
Please use the Live Chat in the bottom left hand screen if you would like to speak with an advisor about receiving academic credit for this experience. After completing the graded assignments in the previous five courses, participants will enroll in the Implement Inclusion Initiative (Capstone Project). Participants will design and implement a community-based project, applying what they have learned from the course collection. Speak to your advisor about which accredited colleges and universities will offer you academic credit for completing this course collection.
America Indivisible’s curriculum on Civic Inclusion was made possible thanks to the generous support from the Faith in/and Democracy Fund, a project of Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE).