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 Introduction to Social Justice

 Five Orientations of Peace

 Anti-Racism

 Mass Movements

 Non-Racialism

 Community Organizing

 Mediation through Ubuntu

Racism 101
Non-Racialism 101
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  Black Identification in a White World by Oliver Lawrence
Black in a White World


  Community Organizing  Organizations by Oliver Lawrence
Community Organizing Organizations


  Data Mining by Oliver Lawrence
Data Mining


  Educator-Technologist: The key to merging learning and technology by Oliver Lawrence
Educator-Technologist: The key to merging learning and technology


  Empower Me! by Oliver Lawrence
Empower Me!


  Ethical Values by Oliver Lawrence
Ethical Values


  Five Orientations of Peace by Oliver Lawrence
Five Orientations of Peace


  Flash 2D Animation by Oliver Lawrence
Flash 2D Animation


  Internet 101: An introduction to web surfing (Online Learning) by Oliver Lawrence
Internet 101: An introduction to web surfing (Online Learning)


  Language Revitalization using Technology by Oliver Lawrence
Language Revitalization using Technology


  Stories from South Africa Vol. 1 by Oliver Lawrence
Stories from South Africa Vol. 1


  Meeting Diversity, Seeking Commonality: International students in America by Oliver Lawrence
Meeting Diversity, Seeking Commonality: International students in America


  Multiculturalism and Non-Racialism: Comparing anti-racist programs by Oliver Lawrence
Multiculturalism and Non-Racialism: Comparing anti-racist programs


  Poverty: A Personal Perspective by Oliver Lawrence
Poverty: A Personal Perspective


  Stories from South Africa Vol. 2 by Oliver Lawrence
Stories from South Africa Vol. 2


  Roman Numerals by Oliver Lawrence
Roman Numerals


  Roman Numerals.jpg by Oliver Lawrence
Roman Numerals


  Seven reasons why bullying persists by Oliver Lawrence
Why bullying persists


  Story as Case Study: The initial research methodology by Oliver Lawrence
Story as Case Study


  Tapping Natural Learning Systems by Oliver Lawrence
Tapping Natural Learning Systems


  Technology for Committees: online deliberations, discussions, and decision-making. by Oliver Lawrence
Technology for Committees:


  The Global Internet Video Classroom (GIVC): A technology supported education model for international learning. by Oliver Lawrence
The Global Internet Video Classroom (GIVC): A technology supported education model for international learning.


  The Mediation Play by Oliver Lawrence
The Mediation Play


  The Philosophy of Non-Racialism by Oliver Lawrence
Non-Racialism


  The Learning Organization; a collaborative management model. by Oliver Lawrence
The Learning Organization


  Ubuntu, Truth and Reconciliation by Oliver Lawrence
Ubuntu, Truth and Reconciliation
Mass Movements: The Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

This five-week course compares the strategies of leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Bayard Rustin, President Nelson Mandela, and Bantu Stephen Biko. The course also contrasts the various philosophies such as Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience, Black Power, Black Consciousness, Critical Race Theory, and Non-Racialism. Learners will study the many parallels between the Anti-Apartheid struggles of South Africa and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Drawing upon intercultural content within an international context, the reading list will address critical race theory and include writings by and about Tutu, King, Gandhi, Mandela, Biko, and Malcolm X.

The UCC "Sacred Conversations on Race" will be a central force during these discussions.

Who should register?

This series is specially geared to UCC members involved in the sacred conversations on race, community members interested in addressing issues of social justice, lay leadership, pastors, religious leaders, and social justice advocates.

Benefits

This series is designed to address social justice issues, provides a model for peacemaking, an understanding of racism, how mass movements addressed racism, non-racialism, the South African response to the legalized racism of Apartheid, community organizing as a tool for seeking redress and mediation as a tool for seeking compromise in order to attain equity.

Recommendations

The Social Justice Series is endorsed and recommended by the Church in Society Committee of the Chicago Metropolitan Association, Illinois Conference, UCC.

Instructor Bio

UCC member, Dr. Oliver Lawrence was born in Cape Town, South Africa and has a Ph.D. in Education. He has experience as a non-violent civic strategist in the successful Anti-Apartheid campaigns, and as an organizer of five Peace and Justice Coalition annual peace conferences of Chicagoland. He has led many workshops and has extensive experience in classroom and online learning. Dr. Lawrence, has been online using the Internet since 1986, and has been an instructor in computer programming, web design, and social justice. He has designed a Global Internet Video Classroom model, which operates between Chicago and Cape Town and has designed this Social Justice Program that explores practical means of addressing social inequities.

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