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Anti-Oppressive and Transformative Justice Approaches to Community Change

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SW798, Section 001

This course will focus on anti-oppressive organizing and transformative justice approaches to creating community change. It will explore the theory and concepts behind such approaches as well as the specific skills needed to engage in anti-oppressive, anti-racist and transformative organizing work with a focus on power and root causes analysis.The course will draw from contemporary grassroots and social movement models of practice including emergent strategy, healing and restorative justice, digital and arts-based justice efforts, and other related examples. Students will understand the frameworks, practices, skills, and concepts involved in anti-oppressive and transformative justice approaches. Particular emphasis will be placed on competencies related to critical storytelling and popular education, collective modes of organizing, and visionary approaches toward community change.

Semester: Winter 2023
Instructor: Trevor Bechtel
U-M Class #: 35186
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

Pathway Associations

Community ChangeElective (Host)
Interpersonal Practice
Mgmt & Leadership
Policy & Political
Program Evaluation
Older Adults
Children & Families

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