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Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice and Policy

Discussion: Representing Justice

As you have been looking around your community for examples of social, economic, and environmental (in)justice, what did you notice? Did you expect to find what you did? What emotional responses did you experience when viewing the various types of disparities that clients experience?

Perhaps you have found a way to call attention to injustices you see every day but are not sure how to solve. Or, maybe you have seen an injustice for the first time.

For this Discussion, you use photos that you have curated of your community to demonstrate social justice, economic justice, and environmental justice. You will then explain why these photos represent the given concept.

To Prepare

Take 3 pictures of your community, 1 that represents each of the following:

social justice

economic justice

environmental justice

Be sure to respect the privacy of individuals who may be present when taking photos. If it is unavoidable that a person may be visible enough in your photo to be identifiable, ask that person for permission before taking the photo.

By Day 3

Post a response to the following:

Paste 1 photo in the Discussion thread for each type of (in)justice: social, economic, or environmental. (You must include 1 photo for each type.)

For your social justice picture:

Explain social justice in your own words.

Explain how this picture represents social justice.

For your economic justice picture:

Explain economic justice in your own words.

Explain how this picture represents economic justice.

For your environmental justice picture:

Explain environmental justice in your own words.

Explain how this picture represents environmental justice.

Rubric

Photos

Three photos are posted, one representing each type of justice.

Definition and explanation of social justice.

Post provides a detailed definition of social justice with specific examples to support the definition. Post explains how the picture represents social justice. Definition and explanation of photo demonstrate understanding of social justice. Definition and explanation are supported by 2 or more required resources.

Definition and explanation of economic justice

Post provides a detailed definition of economic justice with specific examples to support the definition. Post explains how the picture represents economic justice. Definition and explanation of photo demonstrate understanding of economic justice. Definition and explanation are supported by 2 or more required resources.

Definition and explanation of environmental justice

Post provides a detailed definition of environmental justice with specific examples to support the definition. Post explains how the picture represents environmental justice. Definition and explanation of photo demonstrate understanding of environmental justice. Definition and explanation are supported by 2 or more required resources.

Follow-Up Response Posting(s): Content

Student addresses all parts of the response prompt and exceeds expectations by probing the topic and extending the conversation by considering diverse perspectives and/or material from resources that has not yet been discussed. Student responds to one or more colleagues in a detailed, respectful manner. Response demonstrates a significant contribution to the Discussion through an in-depth response. Response presents original ideas to the Discussion. Response provides specific examples or evidence from the colleague’s post to support or refine original ideas.

Readability of Postings

Initial and response posts are mostly clear and coherent. Few, if any, errors in grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation. Errors do not interfere with the clarity of ideas presented. Exceeds expectations by incorporating a professional writing style and tone to artfully communicate complex ideas.

Yaima Diaz Amaran

Walden University

SOCW 6002: Changing Lives, Changing Society: Introduction to Social Work

Social, Economic, And Environmental Justice And Policy

  

To Prepare

Take 3 pictures of your community, 1 that represents each of the following:

social justice

economic justice

environmental justice

Be sure to respect the privacy of individuals who may be present when taking photos. If it is unavoidable that a person may be visible enough in your photo to be identifiable, ask that person for permission before taking the photo.

By Day 3

Post a response to the following:

Paste 1 photo in the Discussion thread for each type of (in)justice: social, economic, or environmental. (You must include 1 photo for each type.)

For your social justice picture:

Explain social justice in your own words.

Explain how this picture represents social justice.

For your economic justice picture:

Explain economic justice in your own words.

Explain how this picture represents economic justice.

For your environmental justice picture:

Explain environmental justice in your own words.

Explain how this picture represents environmental justice.