Introduction to Social Issues

Chapter 1 social analysis this book helps us to look

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Chapter 1 - Social Analysis This book helps us to look critically at Canadian society and the issues/problems in our society that contribute to social injustice/oppression of others Focuses on the implications of gender and race in our society Social Action “Individual or group behaviour that involves interaction with other individuals or groups especially organized towards social reform” Dictionary.com Types of Social Action Service - Programs and Support Services Education - Inform and teach others around the issue affecting you clients Advocacy - Use political process to communicate your support for new programs/issue, facing your clients (marching on Queen’s Park, calling local MPPs), Advocate for change to public policy Witness - Wear a ribbon to support and bring awareness to a cause (purple ribbon for violence against women) Community Organizing - Work together as organizations to find workable solutions to issues.
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(25/5 poverty reduction/Regent Park Initiative/Mayor’s Initiative to assist Youth in priority neighbourhoods) Fair Trade Assures consumers that the products we consume (coffee, sugar, bananas) are purchased under fair conditions Ensures producers are paid a decent price for their work Links producers more closely with consumers - cutting out the middle people and guaranteeing a minimum price to workers
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