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Radical Social Action
SW538: Radical Social Action: Don't Mourn, Organize! The economic and social systems in this country are in crisis and social workers are frequently asked to continue to 'do more' with less time and resources. This class will attempt to examine some of the root causes of the crisis and develop action plans, which draw upon various models of empowerment theory and practice. Particular attention will be focused upon the Paulo Freire conceptual framework as it applies to organizing models in working class communities. Students will have the opportunity to meet experienced community organizers and learn about successful social justice campaigns here in Boston and in Latin America. Prerequisite: SW401A; SW409 or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirement for a social action elective.
- Course number: SW-538
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture