Discussion 1: Social, Economic and Environmental Justice
The Center for Economic and Social Justice defines “social justice” as “giving to each what he or she is due.” “Economic justice” is concerned with determining what an individual’s “due” actually encompasses.
For this Discussion, select a case study in this week’s Readings. Review the case study, focusing on the social or economic justice issues at play in the situation described.
Reference: Center for Economic and Social Justice. (n.d.). Defining economic justice and social justice. Retrieved from June 11, 2013, from http://www.cesj.org/thirdway/economicjustice-defined.htm
By Day 3
Post a description of a social or economic justice issue that is evident in the case. Suggest two strategies the social worker might employ to address the issue.
Discussion 2: Poverty in Your Area
Statistics on rates of poverty in an area can tell us a great deal about the context in which people live. As you consider the region where you live, think about the rate of poverty, wealth disparities between the richest and poorest citizens, and opportunities for social mobility available to citizens.
For this Discussion, locate information regarding poverty statistics in your city, town, or state. Determine efforts that are currently in place to address poverty in your area.
By Day 4
Post a description of efforts currently in place to address poverty in the area where you live. Suggest two strategies for enhancing the current antipoverty efforts in your community and explain the rationale behind your suggestions.