Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Macewan Universit

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Macewan Universit

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Macewan Universit

Students are asked to write an academic paper on a social movement. Identify how the neoliberal and neoconservative paradigm has disenfranchised and marginalized the voices of the communities, leading up to the social movement, and identify how community organizing worked to mitigate the impact of these paradigms, leading to a social movement and social change.

Part One: Identify the social movement, the issue/s that brought the movement to life, the groups involved/impacted, the social, physical and/or environmental impact of issue, and the impact on human agency and empowerment.

Part Two: Demonstrate a critical analysis of the role that neoliberal and neoconservative paradigm had in creating an unequal power distribution within the context of the birth of the movement. Include an analysis of how the dynamics of power shaped the issues. Distinguish how a certain few individuals and groups, based on the intersectionality of class, race, gender and other identifies, influenced the dynamics of power and resources and decisions that impacted the issue.

Part Three: Students are asked to explore the strategies and tactics that helped define the movement. Identify the movement’s vision, goals, strategies and actions. Identify at least 3 different roles of undertaken by individual members or groups within the movement. Incorporate the Spectrum of Allies to evaluate the movement’s impact on personal, physical, environmental and social levels

Examples of movements include:

– #Me too

– Idle no more

– Black lives matter

– Occupy Wall Street

– Fight for fifteen

– Arab Spring

– Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)

– Maple Spring

– Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

– Standing Rock

– Women’s March in Washington and all over the world (January 2017)

– Others of student’s choosing (to be confirmed with the instructor prior to
submission).

Introduction and outlines of paper clearly and describe the research
question.
3

Demonstrate an understanding of the social movement and the context in
which it emerged.
(Evidence of strong research through use of multiple sources and
engagement with the issue).
7


Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the dynamics of power
on an issue, individuals and groups.
Demonstrate an understanding of allies in social change.
(Evidence of critical thought on the impact of power and its application to
intersectionality ).
8


Demonstrate an understanding on the role and value of community
organizing.
(Incorporates course discussion, research materials, and demonstrates
engagement with both a community-oriented and structural approach to
social work practice).
6


Demonstrate an understanding of community practice theories. 5


Conclusion and summary analysis. 3


Organization. Writing and APA. 3


Total: 35

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