SOWK 530 - Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice

  • 3 credits

Developing anti-oppressive practice with a focus on multiculturalism and social justice advocacy. Critically evaluate personal traits, attitudes and values regarding diversity and identity formation while exploring theoretical frameworks for understanding oppression. Analyze the relationships among power, privilege and oppression. Acquiring strategies for combating injustice.

Important Information

In-person class meetings will be held on 6/9/19 and 7/21/19 at the CSU Online Drake Hall facility .

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Required

  • Anti-Oppressive Social Work: Putting Theory into Action (2015)
    Morgaine, K. & Capous-Desyllas, M.

Optional

  • Multicultural Social Work Practice: A Compentency-Based…, 2nd Ed. (2016)
    Sue, D., Rasheed, M. & Rasheed, J.

Instructors

Amanda Flott-Kinsey
Amanda Flott-Kinsey

amanda.flott@colostate.edu

Amanda Flott Kinsey is an instructor within the School of Social Work at Colorado State University, specializing in nonprofit management, growth, and development. Amanda received a master’s degree in nonprofit management from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and a BA degree in political science and American studies from the University of Kansas. She has more than twelve years of management experience working in a variety of nonprofits, political advocacy groups, and direct service providers, including Amnesty International and Dress for Success Worldwide. This time was spent planning sustainable systems and structures, growing programs and offices, facilitating strategic planning, compassionately managing staff, and developing successful issue campaigns and legislation towards the advancement of women’s human rights. As a nonprofit management consultant, her research interests include all areas of efficient organization structure and operations, human resources, program development, evaluation, and planning. Additionally, as a registered yoga teacher, Amanda incorporates elements of mindfulness, work-life balance, and collaboration into her management and consulting style. Amanda Flott Kinsey brings more than five years of course design and teaching experience with undergraduate and graduate level students in social policy advocacy, nonprofit leadership, program development, and human behavior at several universities in Illinois and Colorado.

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