Curriculum

Energy

Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the energy industry including emerging trends, issues and economic drivers.
  • Identify relationships between regional and local supply and demand dynamics.
  • Establish a platform for leading change that speaks to improving the quality of life and cost of living on Long Island.

Governance and Taxation

Objectives:

  • Provide resources and information that will enable you to:
  • Be more of an active and engaged civic leader  
  • Understand the taxing structure from the federal to local level
  • Navigate the local political structure
  • Effectively lead change in a multidimensional political landscape
  • Decipher the breakdown of your tax bill  

Land Use

Objectives:

  • Identify the current state of land use on Long Island
  • Describe the challenges of regional planning
  • Identify the challenge of competing priorities to coexist and work together to achieve a balance of open space and affordable housing

Poverty

Objectives

  • Confront bias & myths about poverty
  • Understand the role of safety net organizations
  • What are the systemic causes of poverty
  • Affirm personal core values /charity to justice

Healthcare

Objectives:

  • Differentiate between health and health care
  • Understand how health care is organized, financed & accessed
  • Identify problems with the current healthcare system
  • Looking to the future of health and health care

Institutional Racism

Objectives:

  • Create an atmosphere to feel comfortable engaging in conversations about race & racism.
  • Provide a framework where participants/ facilitators are encouraged to reflect and articulate personal experiences.
  • Explore the differences, impacts and effects of personal racial bigotry vs. living in a pervasive culture of White Privilege.
  • Clarify historical, political and social contexts of institutional and structural racism.
  • Explore the effects/impact of structural racism on LI regarding education, tax structure, property values, healthcare delivery, criminal justice, housing/land use.
  • Explore education awareness and advocacy efforts on Long Island. 

Transportation

Objectives:

  • Identify realistic choices and the plans for the future
  • Explain funding related to transportation
    • funded improvements for public transportation
    • unfunded proposals to improve public transportation
  • Make connections with issues from other topics
    • identify the commonalities among problems that exist and solutions that need to take place

Criminal Justice

Objectives:

  • Knowledge of Criminal Justice and Public Safety
  • Restorative justice and recidivism
  • Prosecution and defense, ethics and justice 

Education

Objectives:

  • Provide a comprehensive understanding about public education in the region.
  • Understand the social and educational challenges facing the region's schools
  • Understand the sustainability challenges facing the region's education infrastructure 

Media

Objectives:

  • To understand news literacy and become a more responsible consumer of information and news.
  • To use this information and tools available to further regional action and affect change 

Resiliency

Objectives:

  • Understand what Resiliency means for Long Island
  • Determine lessons learned from Super Storm Sandy. Learn about infrastructure in place to address the many facets of preparedness; human needs, socio economic vulnerability and impact. Where do we fall short?
  • Identify gaps and ongoing challenges.
  • Provide audience with action steps to take for personal and professional preparedness.

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