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Tackling social injustices - Debating contributions of social scientists

Centre for Social Justice and Change Seminar 

This seminar will start with an interactive presentation with the intention of stimulating a discussion on how social scientists can address social injustices, with a focus on sustainability or living sustainability.

The presentation will include an account of inequalities related to environmental, economic, and social sustainable living, and a brief history of the construction of community gardens in Beckton and our related civic engagement activities.

Issues to discuss:

  • What might a locally based, social sciences-led action research initiative look like?
  • How would it integrate/distinguish from disciplines such as education, psychology?
  • Health and other professions which run high-profile and internationally leading projects
  • In view of the huge social, economic, and environmental problems behind the call for 'sustainability', do we need to have an understanding of the 'local' with a corresponding understanding of the 'global'?
  • How can we give meaning to the term ‘civic engagement’?
  • How might initiatives be linked to student learning and critical thinking, and how might participants in civic engagement projects be involved in school activities as equal partners? 

Participants will have the opportunity to debate the 'burning issues' in small groups over tea, coffee, and wine. 

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

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