What does civic health have to do with fighting hate and bigotry? How can community leaders partner with public officials to cultivate inclusion in civic efforts? In this course, you will learn directly from community leaders who have designed and implemented measures to build their communities’ civic health while challenging anti-Muslim bigotry and other forms of hate. This course highlights the common attributes of civically healthy communities and explores ways that civic health can function as an antidote for hate. This course challenges you to evaluate your own community’s civic health and identify specific areas for improvement.
- Understand how civic health can build community resilience and better prepare civic leaders to challenge hate and bigotry.
- Examine challenges to civic health, including polarization, bias, distrust, and lack of engagement.
- Apply civic health, governance, and diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices to case studies.
- Assess the civic health of one’s community and begin envisioning ways to strengthen it.