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UConn School of Social Work Info Table

Date: Thursday 2/7/2013
4 Year(s) 3 Month(s) 2 Week(s) 2 Day(s) ago
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Organizer: Anna Joan Klein ( )
Notes: Info Table by the Magic Board from 11-2 on Thurs, 2/7!

The UConn School of Social Work is one of the few schools that offer the opportunity to major in Community Organization (CO), an empowering, activist approach to social work. Community Organization is deeply rooted in a legacy of promoting political, economic and social justice by working with vulnerable and oppressed communities.

What Is Community Organizing?
Community organizing is a social work method that combines direct service with advocacy, education, and social action to empower communities to work for change. Community Organization is based on the assumption that social problems, such as poverty, racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism and other social ills are primarily a function of institutionalized oppression and thus must be addressed collectively and institutionally.

Examples of community organizing include:
• Grassroots organizing
• Community development
• Economic justice
• Creating or changing policy/legislation
• Human/Civil rights
• Empowering marginalized populations
• Advocacy

Community organizing is part of a process that brings people together to collectively address problems, concerns or issues with the goal of enhancing self-determination, achieving greater equality, and affecting a shift in power relationships to benefit members of oppressed communities.

For More Information:
Gerry Maine (860-948-0311),
Location: Library, 1st flr, by the Magic Board

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