K411 – Anti-Oppressive Reflective Practice
Students will be introduced to an anti-oppressive approach to practice rooted in the core social work values of social justice and relationships. Students will learn about the systems of oppression that plague U.S. society, typically referred to as the “isms.” The systems of oppression that will be explored in this course include racism, classism, religious oppression, sexism, heterosexism, trans oppression, ableism, youth oppression, and elder oppression. Students will explore how they themselves have been socialized into these systems of oppression. Students will critically reflect with other students in the course and identify ways to both support themselves and each other as they enter a profession which requires a lifetime commitment to social justice.