“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
— Nelson Mandela
USC EdMonth is a student-led campaign focused on our nation’s education system that aims to encourage exploration of this critical issue and empower students to take action. It was the first initiative of its kind when it was founded in March 2011. Since then, this initiative has spread to colleges around the country and this year, we, at USC, are hoping to continue to lead the nation in this important conversation about education.
For the entire month of March, the Academic Culture Assembly (ACA), a branch of USC Program Board and Undergraduate Student Government, will host a variety of programs in collaboration with various student organizations, campus departments, and community coalitions that will engage the entire community in a critical dialogue about educational issues and inspire students to become advocates for educational justice.
This year, our goals include:
- Raising awareness about the importance of educational justice through creative promotional projects
- Hosting balanced and critically engaging speaker events that highlight both national and local efforts in education
- Providing a collaborative space for regular discussion about various educational issues
Past EdMonth events include:
- Dynamic speaker events featuring such as John Legend and Sir Ken Robinson
- Discussion panels exploring various topics such as urban education, ethnic studies/civic education, equity and access, and education technology
- A student power conference highlighting the movement of K12 student organizing and engaging the local student community in a conversation about their educational rights