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Humanities Project Social Justice. Fall 2013 http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Publications/SJLens.pdf. Overview of Social Justice Concepts. Access Agency Advocacy Solidarity Action. Access. Is the gateway to incluson and participation

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Humanities ProjectSocial Justice

Fall 2013

http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Publications/SJLens.pdf


Overview of Social Justice Concepts

  • Access

  • Agency

  • Advocacy

  • Solidarity Action


Access

  • Is the gateway to incluson and participation

  • It hinders or enables an individual or a group to take part


Agency

  • Means that individuals know their rights.

  • They have the capactity and the abolity to voice their concerns and to take actions that create change for the better

  • Learning how to think critically about the world is a key strategy in developing agency


Advocacy

  • Is a deliberate process of influencing outcomes so that change can occur.

  • It requires a se of skills that allows a person to understand a problem an effect change using varied strategies and tactics


Advocacy Con’t

  • Developing skills to successfully advocate for oneself or on behalf of others involves awareness (knowing what’s happeining), analysis (seeing the different parts, their impact, and the importance to the whole), and action plans (knowing what to do and how to do it). Action plans include a purpose, a message, a way to express the message, and an audience. Advocacy can be done individually or in groups.


Solidarity Action

  • Refers to working with others to act for the collective betterment. It requires us to recongnize injustice, to work across differences to find a common ground, and to achieve equity. Solidarity Action requires coalition building within a group and netowrking with other groups

  • Skills to help achieve SA include empathy, co-operation, coalition building and effective mediation and conflict resolution skills


The SJ Lens

  • http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Publications/SJLens.pdf


6 Strands of Social Justice

  • Antipoverty

  • Antiracism

  • Status of Women

  • Peace and Global Education

  • LGBTQ

  • Environmental Justice


*Some videos contain mature subject matter*


Antipoverty

  • Ryan’s Well


Antiracism

  • Antiracismhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm8HUfj-9Xc


Status of Women

  • Status of womenhttp://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=241


Peace and Global Education

  • Peace and Global EducationCoca-Cola case-Columbia/Ryan’s Well


LGBTQ

  • LGBTQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlVBg7_08n0


Environmental Justice

  • Environmental Justicehttp://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=560

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAMdKEEy1so


Introducation to our Fall Project


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