SW 658 - Women and Community Organizing
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Social Work (SW)
Department: School of Social Work
3 (Non-LSA credit).
Enforced Prerequisites:
No credit in SW 658
Advisory Prerequisites:
SW 560/permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Contemporary feminist thought challenges us to identify and analyze the connections between our day-to-day experiences and social patterns of gender inequality. In this course, we will explore the theory and practice of community organizations using a feminist lens. This lens brings into focus persistent patterns of inequality; it also reveals the persistence of community-based women organizers efforts to create positive change. This course will examine concepts and techniques for organizing women at the community level. Students will learn about major models and methods of practice, intersectional and analytical skills, and roles of women as organizers and constituents of community organizations. Students will identify forces that facilitate and limit organizing of women in the community and will develop action principles for work with women in the community. Critical value and ethical issues for women and men concerned with women's issues and organizing will be explored, in addition to ways to develop alternative approaches to address these issues.

SW 658 - Women and Community Organizing
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001 (LEC)
Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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you can often find the bell hooks book totally on line. Make sure you get second edition of Pyles.
ISBN: 0415538084
Progressive community organizing : reflective practice in a globalizing world, Author: Loretta Pyles., Publisher: Routledge Second edi 2013
ISBN: 0896086283
Feminism is for everybody : passionate politics, Author: Bell Hooks., Publisher: South End Press [Repr.] 2000
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