Dr. Doug McAdam, Professor of Sociology and Director of Urban Studies at Stanford University, will talk about Civic Impact of Youth Voluntarism: The Curious Contrast between Freedom Summer and Teach for America at the Irvin L. Young Auditorium on Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. This is the second of three Spring 2013 Contemporary Issues Lectures.
You can learn more about Doug McAdam and youth service or activism at Andersen Library!
For example, you can search HALCat for McAdam’s books, which include Freedom Summer (3rd-floor Main Collection, E185.93.M6 M28 1988). You also can search HALCat for topics such as youth activism or voluntarism to find titles, e.g., The hip-hop generation fights back: Youth, activism, and post-civil rights politics (2nd-floor New Arrivals Island, HQ796 .C5943 2012), Giving: How each of us can change the world (3rd-floor Main Collection, HN18 .C477 2007), A new engagement?: Political participation, civic life, and the changing American citizen (3rd-floor Main Collection, JK1764 .N488 2006), and Taught by America: A story of struggle and hope in Compton (3rd-floor Main Collection, LC4093 .S46 2005).
Search article databases for Doug McAdam as an author (or search for articles on these topics) to find articles such as “Assessing the Effects of Voluntary Youth Service: The Case of Teach for America” by Dr. McAdam (Social Forces, 2009, vol.88:no.2, pp.945-969), “How youth get engaged: Grounded-theory research on motivational development in organized youth programs” (Developmental Psychology, 2011, vol.47:no.1, pp.259-269), and “Civic engagement in relation to outcome expectations among African American young adults” (2011, Journal Of Applied Developmental Psychology, vol.32:no:4, pp.227-234).
If you’d like assistance with finding additional materials, please ask a librarian.