The rationale of this course is to engage the interdependence of individual and collective power in contributing to social change movements, sustainability, and liberation. The course will explore specific approaches to change through various perspectives of power, organization, and movement. This includes the artificial and natural phenomena that contribute to and are perpetuated by interlocking systems of domination. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their relationship with collective liberation by: studying the qualities, forms, and functions of power and movements; working with concrete tools that deepen individual, interpersonal, and institutional relationships with power and movements; reflecting upon the wisdom of spiritual and secular sources; and collaborating in the equitable cultivation of community. Students will be expected to complete readings, case-studies, reflections, and a final project that contributes to the collective wisdom of the class.
Meets SKSM Threshold #4: History of Dissenting Tradition and Thea/ological Quest. Meets MFC Comp. #6: Serves the Larger UU Faith.
Intended Audience: MDiv, MASC, MA
Students must contact the instructor via e-email prior to enrolling in order to receive permission to register. Registration is contingent upon faculty approval.