GANAS (APA4154.01)

Jonathan Pitcher

In terms of public action, GANAS has survived the pandemic, and remains a community-driven, cross-cultural association that provides students with volunteer opportunities to engage with the predominantly undocumented Latino migrant worker population. These opportunities are increasingly facilitated by the group itself, in addition to partnerships with organizations such as Head Start, and the Bennington Free Clinic.

Recent members have implemented an ESL program, women’s workshops, high-school counseling, and conferences, hosted a radio show, gathered oral histories, designed exams for a certificate in interpretation, maintained a web presence and advertising, and continued with social events.

4-credit course for new participants, 2- or 4-credit group tutorial for those continuing, whose presence will be required during the first hour of class time each week.

Learning Outcomes:
I would suggest that some viable, pressing questions, beyond how we support the community, which is the main thing, are:

What are our objectives within the context of any specific project? What do the GANAS friends hope to achieve through our work?
Are we serving their goals?
What do we hope to achieve in supporting them, from their perspective?
What are our specific goals as GANAS members / undergraduates at Bennington? Are we becoming experts in the fields listed below?
Are we progressing each term?
How do we evaluate this, holding ourselves to account?

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: At least conversational Spanish. Please contact Dr. Pitcher at
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: Advancement of Public Action , All courses , Fully In-Person