Project Pericles

PericlesgroupEarlham became a Periclean college in 2010. This non-profit organization encourages colleges and universities to include social responsibility and participatory citizenship as essential elements of their educational programs in the classroom, on campus and in their communities.

  • Through this relationship three Earlham students participated in the Debating for Democracy Conference in New York in April 2010. The Earlham group was one of six semi-finalists selected to present and defend their letter “A Letter in Support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) of 2009 to Congressman Mike Pence.”
  • The Periclean Faculty Leadership Program selected Earlham Plowshares Professor of Peace Welling Hall as a Faculty Leader. Welling plans a course called “Civic Engagement Toolkit for Legislative Process.”

Civic Engagement Toolkit for Legislative Process

This writing intensive course emphasizes the value of liberal arts undergraduate studies and such skills as analysis, interpretation and presentation as essential to the legislative process. Assignments focus on drafting, redrafting and editing as part of the legislative process. These experiences and resulting skills provide useful preparation for internships and jobs in government or as lobbyists.

Hall _wellingCivic engagement is at the very heart of the liberal arts. I look forward to continuing to work with the Earlham community in translating our passions for public service into practical political life.
Welling Hall
Professor of Politics and International Studies
Stewart _avisppBecause responsibility is a core value of Earlham's mission, we were pleased to offer our faculty and students the opportunities this organization provides.
Avis Stewart
Vice President for Community Relations
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