No Time for Nice: Kindness as a Force for Personal and Social Change

Class Dates

September 30, 2020 to October 28, 2020

Meeting Days

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Online Course



Course Instructor(s)

If you want to engage more actively in your community for positive change, here is your opportunity!  In this five-week course taught by Jeannette Maré, Founder of Ben's Bells in Tucson, participants will explore and evolve their understanding of “kindness” through readings, videos, and class discussions about fundamental concepts and common misconceptions of kindness. Using a social science lens, participants will engage their curiosity about the complexity of humans to identify their own barriers to kind action.  Jeannette Maré will provide the tools for participants to develop a thoughtful and detailed plan for putting their kind intentions into action, including plans for confronting their own misconceptions and fears so that their kind intention will be more likely to result in positive outcomes. Anyone who is committed to kindness and who wants to feel more confident in putting their kindness into action in their personal, professional, and community lives should consider taking this course.

Attendance & Participation

This course will be delivered via the University of Arizona Zoom platform. The five class sessions will be LIVE ONLINE and will be recorded. The recordings will be shared with registered students after each session to facilitate access for those who cannot make the live sessions. In addition, the participants will also watch on their own a one hour pre-recorded lecture each week.


Online registration for this course is now openAfter registration participants will receive instructions about how to access the course online. 


Refunds are available and need to be requested before or by October 6. To drop a class, please contact Kerstin Miller at 520-621-5111 or A $25 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.