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Social Justice Specialization Certificate

  • 19 March 2019
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Harvard just released on via their extension school, but it's too expensive.

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Thanks for the Specialization idea, @destonttanner. I'd love to know what content or courses you think should be included in a Coursera Social Justice Specialization. Do the courses already exist or would they be new courses? Are you envisioning an introduction to social justice for beginners or a deep dive for learners who have already been doing social justice work?
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There aren't any to my knowledge. I want to learn about various topics and their relationship with social justice: migration, race in USA, universal basic income, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, humanitarian action, women's rights, income inequality, global health, climate change, and education inequality. That's 11 classes. Why can you make it an introduction to these topics for a regular certificate and provide peer reviewed projects at the advance level for those already doing social justice work. You could provide us learners access to the most pressing topics of the 21st century.
The reality we now face implores us to act-Al Gore
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world-Malala
The challenge now is to create local to global economies that insure that no one falls short on life's essentials-Kate Raworth
We need to defend the interests of those whom we've never met and never will-Jeffery Sachs
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below-Chomsky
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.-Bruce Lee

@destonttanner have you checked out Leiden's Global Human Rights Teach-out? It is no longer live and offers no certificate, but it consists of 20+ podcasts that you can listen to on many of the topics you are interested in. The link to the class is:
THere is also Leiden's class, International Humanitarian Law, that might interest you as it touches on some of those topics. The link to that is:
Also, check out the University of Michigan's Teach-outs, they offer them regularly and I think at least some of them might be interesting to you.
I hope this helps.
Also, there are many courses on sustainable development and circular economy, both on the Coursera platform and on edX.
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Thanks for these suggestions and resources, @Halla!

@destonttanner, here are some courses I've found on Coursera that are related to social justice (I'm currently taking Indigenous Canada!):

Justice, Mercy, and Mass Incarceration
International Women's Health and Human Rights
Love as a Force for Social Justice
Indigenous Canada
What does it mean to identify as Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC)?
Health Across the Gender Spectrum
Feminism and Social Justice
Economic Growth and Distributive Justice Part I – The Role of the State
Economic Growth and Distributive Justice Part II – Maximize Social Wellbeing
Social Pedagogy Across Europe
Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: the Nexus between Water, Energy and Food