Critical Community Organizing
This course will study the notion of Community Organizing from scholarly, community perspectives, and from personal engagements. We will critically visit the historical thinking about community organizing within the communities of color. We will learn about contemporary issues related to community organizing such as racism/White Supremacy, misogyny/Patriarchy, and other oppressions. We will relate “Community Organizing” dialogues to the harsh realities that face certain members of our society. Questions that drive this course are: What is Community Organizing? What is not Community Organizing? Is it important and if so, why? What are the implications to me? How has Community Organizing successfully challenged inequalities and how has it been co-opted to support inequality?