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The Power of Many
Watch From the grassroots- Understanding community organizing. Consider the African proverb: “A single bracelet does not jingle.” Discuss the process of social change and the benefit of organizing together for change over individual efforts. Read about the approaches or paths that can be taken to effect progressive social change. Discuss two or three approaches that seem most relevant or practical to you. Support your comments with references and respond to a minimum of two classmates’ postings
Social Change Model
From Table 3.4 in your text, select two social change models and compare and contrast the similarities and differences between them. Identify their social change tactic, and give examples of representative groups, coalitions, organizations, or entities that exemplify them. Specify the components of successful progressive organizations. Support your comments with references and respond to a minimum of two classmates’ postings.
Watch the following video, 21st Century Enlightenment and consider the video’s concluding statement,” Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”. In a three to four page paper, Discuss your thoughts on the video and how it supports this statement. Include a discussion of the terms “social change,” “progressive organizing,” and “community organizing”.Support your comments with references and respond to a minimum of two classmates’ postings.
Reflecting upon the video, discuss some ways in which individual citizens can respond to social problems. Consider how becoming involved with social change aligns with your own values as you consider the following quote, “Activism is living out one’s values”.Support your comments with references and respond to a minimum of two classmates’ postings.
In 250-300 words, discuss the ways in which individuals can be empowered, disempowered and how they can combat personal disempowerment. How does personal empowerment lead to collective empowerment? Describe how social change organizations empower their individual members. Support your comments with references and respond to a minimum of two classmates’ postings.