RELG 031. Healing Praxis and Social Justice


Social justice rhetoric and activism are often framed around the theme of a fight or a struggle -- however noble -- against the forces and powers of oppression. This course takes a different tack and approaches social justice via perspectives of healing, wellness, and critical care practices. This course places an emphasis upon praxis, and as such will center healing and social justice practitioners and their methodologies as our primary curricular materials (via in-class visits and their social media footprints) to accompany more traditional classroom readings and multimedia assignments. What happens to our notions of social justice if we view current-day global oppression chiefly as a problem of colonial dis/ease -- a restless sickness wracking the social and political body, the encrusted layers of generational trauma and violence catalyzed by the on-going and open-ended histories of slavery, colonialism, and capitalism?
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST, ENVS, ESCH, LALS, PEAC
Fall 2022. Padilioni.
Catalog chapter: Religion  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/religion


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