Social Justice Dialogue and Response Group The Social Justice Dialogue and Response Group meets once or twice per month to discuss topics related to current events, politics, and social justice. The group's purpose is to:
Provide a supportive space for individuals to express their thoughts and feelings on these issues,
Discuss any related activities in which individuals are participating, brainstorm and share ideas about activism and social justice work, and announce upcoming actions and events, and
Explore topics of interest to the group through presentations, short readings, videos, and group discussion.
Topics discussed have included:
Chris Moore-Backman's book The Gandhian Iceberg: A Nonviolence Manifesto for the Age of the Great Turning
Common moral frameworks of liberals and conservatives (Jonathan Haidt)
Economic, racial, and gender equity
Immigrant rights and white supremacy
Framing: white racial frame (Joe Feagin), and political language (George Lakoff)
Insight dialogue and compassionate listening
#MeToo movement and sexual harassment
Effective issue advocacy with elected representatives
Conscious consumerism and investment
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