Colleges are a Great Medium for Social Awareness

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Colleges are a Great Medium for Social Awareness I believe universities and community colleges are the most advantageous sites for advancing social awareness and to foster change. Prior to reading the Gitlin book The Sixties and The Port Huron Statement (PHS), from the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), I had a difficult time formulating an opinion about student activism. After reading the PHS I developed a greater understanding about the Free Speech Movement by …

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…all of the knowledge they possibly can and then harness it for use in their careers and life in general. A student's college experience should include information about political and social issues as well as academic topics. Each student will react differently to the information he is provided, and he may or may not choose to be participate in college groups or movements based on his education, income level, and both past and present influences.