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Topics in social work course: Afrocentric and decolonizing perspectives

AFROCENTRIC AND DECOLONIZING PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL WORK AND HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS

5 credits,  23.09.2019 -26.09.2019

Kris Clarke and Devoya Mayo, instructors

This course is a rigorous introduction to theories of Afrocentric social work and decolonization. The course will use lectures, class discussions, creative methods, and online group conversations. We expect students to come to class prepared to fully participate in discussions and activities.

The objective of this course is to introduce students to diverse theories of Afrocentrism and decolonization, specifically in relation to social work. The content of the course includes theoretical readings, fiction and poetry readings, lectures, and dialogical practice. The intersection of race and historic trauma is a main theme of the course. The role of the arts and culture in healing and recovery will be emphasized.

This course is open to all university students and can be taken on a basic or advanced level, depending on previous studies and the assignments completed.

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