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Organizing for Social and Political Action

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SW652, Section 001

This course examines methods of organizing people for social and political action on their own behalf or on behalf of others. Students will analyze different approaches to bringing people together for collective action, building organizational capacity, and generating power in the community. The course includes the study of skills in analyzing power structures, formulating action strategies, using conflict and persuasive tactics, challenging oppressive structures, conducting community campaigns, using political advocacy as a form of mobilization, and understanding contemporary social issues as they affect oppressed and disadvantaged communities. Special emphasis will be placed on organizing communities of color, women, LGBT populations, and other under-represented groups in U.S. society.

Semester: Fall 2017
Instructor: Maureen M. Okasinski
Category: Advanced CO Methods
U-M Class #: 17376
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

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