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Project C: Naming and Framing Workshop

On Tuesday May 20, 2014, The David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) and Alabama Public Television (APT) assembled in The Rotunda on the American Village campus in Montevallo for a naming and framing workshop on the progress and future of Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement. Project C, an innovative electronic field trip series produced by APT, provides opportunities for students to explore the difficult decisions made during the Civil Rights Movement and actively works to build civic habits young people can apply to difficult 21st century issues. Representatives from APT, the Kettering Foundation, the Birmingham…


Project C Naming and Framing Workshop

On Tuesday December 3, 2013, the David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) and Alabama Public Television (APT) facilitated a daylong naming and framing workshop focused on inequality and discrimination in 1963. The purpose of the workshop was to develop a history as choice issue framework that can be used alongside field trips offered through APT’s Project C. Workshop participants included the following: DMC staff and Board members, APT staff, Alabama Humanities Foundation staff, a representative from the Kettering Foundation, a history professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, community leaders, and consultants. The meeting lasted for five hours…