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Changing Communities: Tensions and Possibilities for Citizenship and Social Justice

This course considers how contemporary social, political and economic changes shape constraints and possibilities for enhancing social justice through grassroots organizing, (self-)advocacy, alliance-building, and community based research. The course examines theories and practices of community and citizenship in Canada and how notions of togetherness, common interests, active citizenship and rights and responsibilities are constituted, enacted, practiced and challenged in the community.

SOC WORK 721

Changing Communities: Tensions and Possibilities for Citizenship and Social Justice

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

This course considers how contemporary social, political and economic changes shape constraints and possibilities for enhancing social justice through grassroots organizing, (self-)advocacy, alliance-building, and community based research. The course examines theories and practices of community and citizenship in Canada and how notions of togetherness, common interests, active citizenship and rights and responsibilities are constituted, enacted, practiced and challenged in the community.


Saara Greene

Associate Professor/ Undergraduate Chair of the School of Social Work