Teaching the Principles of Social Justice and How to Transform Principles into Action
This presentation seeks to provide a challenging and disruptive discussion regarding teaching principles of social justice to graduate students in preparation for challenging social injustice and oppression in the field of social work.
As faculty members working in oppressive structures or structures that run counter to social justice principles, we seek in our discussion to explore ways of modeling these principles through our every day practices to demonstrate the principles of social justice theory in practice.
In this presentation we will provide concrete examples of challenges and dilemmas faced by us as faculty members and by our graduate students, and how we use these opportunities to develop advocacy and solidarity among our students and as faculty members.
Keywords: Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice, Advocacy, Social Change, Social Justice
Dr. Johanna Garrison
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Minnesota Duluth
Dr. Janet M. Haynes
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Univeristy of Minnesota - Duluth