GCO- Asign 3 - While there are those who experience more...

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While there are those who experience more privileges and often don’t have to explore for change to satisfy their way of living, there are those who are less fortunate in the system of distributing wealth and suffer the faulty system of oppression and poverty. The best way to improve the underprivileged lifestyle is for the community to divest from the oppressive system. By interacting and organizing with such groups allows for the accumulation of collective visions for change in their community. Using these visions, we can move from a system of problems to a system full of solutions which are most beneficial for the specific needs of the community, simply because it is created by them. Collective Visioning is a powerful tool for social change because it starts with the people identifying the norms that bring the community down and creating visions for a positive, collective, realistic future. Collective visioning is not to be confused with personal visioning, a process that can be used to empower individuals (something that is often needed when working in impoverished communities where people have been oppressed and can’t see themselves working for a greater whole) and can be a first step to collective visioning. Important aspects of this type of visioning can give a great foundation to developing and achieving personal goals, say for the visioner and their family, but when used in collective, community settings, it doesn’t produce the same goals that allow people to progress as a whole. Though it isn’t necessarily used
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  • Spring '13
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  • Community building, collective visioning

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