1. Read the Alinsky excerpt. You donâ€™t need to summarize, but use it to explain how the other readings either utilize or challenge the ideas in it.
2. Summarize the Rojas and Cara articles (1.5 page)
Be sure to address: a. What is Rojasâ€™s critique of the â€œnon-profitâ€ system b. How does Rojas think internalized hierarchies have hurt social movements? c. What are the principles of autonomous organizing that Rojas identifies as important? How are their similar or different from CARAâ€™s principles on addressing violence without law enforcement? d. How do both the Rojas and CARA article seem to agree or disagree with the Alinsky approach? e. What do you think of these approaches?
3. Read the Koyama piece and SKIM the YWEP report. (.5 pages)
Explain: What seem to be the principles and philosophy around a harm reduction approach to organizing? Do you think of this approach? How do you think it is similar or different from Rojas, CARA or Alinsky?
4. Write a 3/4-1 page reflection on the ideas of the class. Which ideas did you most agree with or find most helpful and why? What ideas did you dislike and why? How have you connected the ideas together for yourself? Were there any important ideas that were not included in the class that you should have been? If so, why? (Note: Iâ€™m asking not so much for feedback on the class here, but your engagement with the ideas of the class. If you would also like to provide more general feedback on the class, thatâ€™s welcome. BUT be sure to first devote a page to engaging the ideas of the class first.)
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