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About the Course

The course examines specific strategies for community organizing for social justice in a diverse, democratic society. It examines core concepts of social justice and practical steps for bringing people together to set goals and priorities, assess community assets and needs, develop action plans, and build support for implementation. It includes information on how to form core groups, build organizational capacity, and formulate strategy for reaching out to constituents and allies. Because each person learns in a different way, the course features a variety of learning acclivities, information on successful programs, individual instructions , and small group exercises, as well as hands-on materials for problem solving and program planning, You can use these activities with individuals, with a small group of people, or with several groups in a community campaign. The course draws upon work with people who are striving for community change in metropolitan Detroit, and area which is becoming both more segregated and more diverse. But it is designed for people who want to create change in communities, everywhere. If you were to take the course with ideas in mind, and conclude with plans in hand, then our purpose will be served....

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Jul 9, 2020

Thanks to University of Michigan for this highly great course with the best Instructor, content, topics and above all, life changing lessons to apply for the implementation of Social Justice.


Jun 11, 2021

Hello guys who want to learning more about community organizing for social justice you can take this course .That is a very good course and you could very easily .

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Jun 3, 2020

it was a nice experience to me& i learned a lot from this course about community organization & social justice

By Gianna R

Jun 15, 2020

If you're interested in learning more about topics such as privilege, racism, and discrimination I really recommend this course. It's very introductory but does a great job at making you think deeper about these issues and how they relate to your life.

By Mary C G

Jul 16, 2020

very indepth course. The discussion forums were amazing

By Steven B

Jul 17, 2020

Thought the class was a decent overview of organizing for social justice. Where I thought it lacked was in the community building amongst its students and faculty. I would like to see the course encourage more dialogue between the students and guide their interactions much in the same way described in the course.

By Ava Y

Jun 25, 2020

It's an okay class. The lessons focus on the importance of dialogue and diversity, but don't often give meaningful suggestions for creating groups, plans, or ways to connect further in your community. They do introduce the importance of having and building a strategy, but it's really just a framework.

By Andi S

Aug 3, 2020

I have been involved in social justice movement for 5 years now, the course has taught me some of the basics that i may have overlooked or missed throughout my journey as an activist. This course also serves as a refresher course for me, strengthening what I have already known and improve the areas in which I may not been too familiar with, for instance providing me with useful tools and approaches to use in my activism work.

By Keith S

Aug 3, 2020

I have worked in this space since 2007. The company I created has consulted two Presidential Offices and dozens of governments. This course helped me organize my own goals then develop a much better strategy. This is a great course! Please take the time to learn this information for the people you serve.

By Avadh B

Sep 16, 2020

One of the really powerful courses on community organising. This should be taken up by the individuals who want to learn about the concepts ingrained in social justice. This course makes you professional in community organising and social justice without making you mechanical about the process.

By Karla J D l H D V

Sep 28, 2020

Excellent course. Super recommended. Very complete and with a wide variety of resources and materials related to the subject. It was worth it and my time

By Richard M P

Aug 12, 2020

This session made me realise that Social Justice is not a one time achievement instead it should be an ongoing process. Thank you very much.

By Francisco J d A C

Jun 14, 2022

O curso é excepcional. Traz um tema de grande relevância, explicado em uma linguagem bem acessível. Além disso traz convidados para serem entrevistados, compartilhando conosco suas experiências. Caso você seja alguém que esteja incomodado (a) com a forma com a qual nossa sociedade está organizada, com a forma com a qual ela lida com os diferentes , com as diferenças, com a total falta de respeipeito pelos outros, pela grande intolerância, sobretudo pela desigualdade, este é seu curso!

By German F C

Sep 7, 2020

I wanted to learn more about community organizing and the focus of community organizing for social justice was great. The course does a great way of introducing anyone towards the fundamental elements of organizing and social justice through interesting talks and discussions of several topics.

By Cleide M d M

Jul 1, 2022

Este curso sobre foi muito importante para meus estudos, pois pesquiso sobre racismo corporativo e todos os conceitos de Social Justice são aplicáveis, como por exemplo, Estereótipos, Segregação e Diversidade. Agradeço muito pelo conteúdo tão bem planejado e apresentado.

By Early S G

Nov 10, 2020

This is an excellent course for individuals and even organizations to take. It provides an in-depth understanding of the concepts for community organizing, and provides valuable discussions on actual experiences of those who are involved with community organizing.

By Pablo K

Aug 12, 2022

Es una excelente introducción a la formación de grupos comunitarios organizados.

Deja muy claros los conceptos que llevan a la predominancia de algunos sobre otros, como detectar las claves y como trabajar sobre eso para empoderar a los desventajados.

By Anam Z

Jul 10, 2020

Thanks to University of Michigan for this highly great course with the best Instructor, content, topics and above all, life changing lessons to apply for the implementation of Social Justice.

By Laura M

Jul 11, 2022

What an incredible experience! It organized several concepts that I already had in my mind about diversity and inclusion, but in an integrated way with other concepts of social justice.

By Apu G

Jun 12, 2021

Hello guys who want to learning more about community organizing for social justice you can take this course .That is a very good course and you could very easily .

By Gökçe H A

Aug 28, 2020

This course is the most usefull course for social justice. I learned many concepts and ideas about social justice.

By Erin H

Mar 9, 2023

Really enjoyed this course! There was a wonderful variety of speakers and a great breakdown of common terms.

By Vivek S

Jul 30, 2020

Rational, Intellectual, Open and Theoretical Course for Community Workers, Students and Aspiring Leaders

By Ligia C S P G

Aug 30, 2020

An extremely rich course of information on this very current subject. A great joy to have completed it.

By Ashley O

Jul 24, 2020

Great content, very thoughtful, with practical steps for creating change on the local level.

By Pallie, T R R

Apr 30, 2021

I would recommended this course for everyone who are interested to learn social justice.

By Mauricio A

Jun 27, 2022

It is great, we learn things really necessary for our profissional and personal life.