CSE240H1: Introduction to Critical Equity and Solidarity Studies


NEW240H1, NEW240Y1

An interdisciplinary intersectional interrogation and examination of systemic inequity, structural oppression and social justice in local and global contexts. Provides a foundation for studies in critical equity and solidarity through a concentrated focus on theory and practice as it relates to major concepts, historical perspectives, key debates, lived experience and radical grassroots community resistance to inequity and oppression. Introduces critical equity as a theoretical framework through which to approach social relations of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and disability and as a site for thinking through formations of solidarity and transformative social change. The concept of self-defense articulated historically by the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense among others is a key component.

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