Advocacy for the Common Good

CSC Course
CSC 33900

Interested in building a Dream Act campaign?

Spring 2018 Advocacy for the Common Good

The Center for Social Concerns is offering a one-credit (January–March) hands-on advocacy course in which students will develop and implement a campaign to push forward the Dream Act, legislation supported by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Students will be introduced to advocacy tools and mechanisms, including mapping power, building a constituency, developing effective messaging, utilizing the media, and influencing decision makers. The campaign will conclude with visits to the offices of Senator Donnelly (D-IN) and Representative Walorski (R-IN), respectively.

Class meeting dates:

Two-day opening workshop (meals provided)
Friday (1/19), 5:00–8:45 p.m.
Saturday (1/20), 9:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Three check-ins
Mondays (1/29, 2/12, 2/26), 5:00–6:30 p.m.

Final presentations / Campaign celebration
Monday (3/19), 5:00–6:30 p.m.

Course listing:

Advocacy for the Common Good (CSC33900, CRN 24564)


Mike Hebbeler (, Center for Social Concerns

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