Urban Mobility in PDX
Faculty members: Dr. Sean Benesh & Leslie Gould
Fall – EN 101-LC2
Spring – EN 200-LC2
How can bicycles break down racial and social barriers in Portland? How do we get more non-hipsters onto bikes?
In this First-Year Learning Community, students will…
- Learn how bikes are not only symbols of racial and class division, but are also the key to affordable transportation.
- Jump into projects to make biking more accessible and fun for communities of color.
- Gain confidence in biking in Portland yourself!
Meet this FYLC’s leaders:
Dr. Sean Benesh: Working in the FYLC program provides a great opportunity to connect with students outside of the classroom as well as share with them a topic that is relevant to life in Portland.
Prof. Leslie Gould: Teaching in an FYLC has taught me to look at my city, my community, my students, and myself through a new lens. What are the needs around us? What can I do about inequity? How can my students and I be critical thinkers who incorporate Christ’s teachings in an ever-changing world? I’m excited to experience this with a new group of students!
June: I am looking forward to being a Peer Mentor because it’s a great way to give back to the community, while also getting to know and experience life with the incoming freshmen.
Victor: I’m looking forward to becoming a Peer Mentor because I know firsthand that freshman year can be a little overwhelming, and there’s no better feeling than knowing someone with experience and accountability is there for you whenever you need help. I definitely want to be that person that the incoming class can rely on.