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Tag Archives: public policy

Environmental Ethics & Public Policy

Environmental Ethics and Public Policy: This course examines the implementation of public policies to promote environmental ethics, focusing on environmental justice. The course will begin by reviewing different concepts of environmental justice. We then look to see how one might … Continue reading

Food + Justice = Democracy

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LaDonna Redmond joined the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in 2011 as the Senior Program Associate in Food and Justice. A long-time community activist, she has successfully worked to get Chicago Public Schools to evaluate junk food, launched urban … Continue reading

Affirmative Action Policy

The course provides an introduction to US affirmative action policies in education and employment. The first section surveys the historical development of affirmative action in public schools and universities, evaluates alternative approaches to fostering diversity in higher education, and examines … Continue reading

Diversity, Oppression, & Social Justice

This course focuses on issues of diversity, oppression and social justice. It is designed to prepare social work students to be knowledgeable of people’s biases based on race, ethnicity, culture, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, social and economic status, political … Continue reading

Majora Carter: Greening the Ghetto

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An emotionally charged talk, by MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter detailing her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx — and shows how minority neighborhood suffer most from flawed urban policy.

Law and Poverty

This class introduces you to literature written by writers of color living in the United States. With special attention to motifs such as memory, storytelling, cultural hybridity, and the social construction of identity, we’ll explore similarities and differences in the … Continue reading