McIntyre, Richard [faculty advisor, Department of Economics]
social change; DARE; Providence; collective effort
Throughout my college experience I didn’t really gain any basic foundation on how to organize and work with a group of people in a collective effort. I thought the best way to learn these skills in such a short amount of time would be to work with an organization that has been campaigning for positive social change for many years. I was referred to DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) in Providence. I approached the director of the organization, Sara Mersha, and shared with her what I wanted to gain from a possible internship in her organization. She gave me a brief overview of the different campaigns the organization was working on as well as past projects.