Sustainable Community 225 - Race,Gender,Sexuality & Equity

Darrel Ramsey-Musolf

M W 11:15AM 1:10PM

UMass Amherst
French Hall room 106
In capitalist societies, inequity creates winners and losers, profits and losses, and the privileged and the marginalized. Inequity is defined as a ?lack of fairness or justice? and refers to a system of privilege that is created and maintained by interlocking societal structures (i.e., family, marriage, education, housing, government, law, economics, employment, etc.). Alternatively, equity is defined as ? `the state, quality or ideal of being just, impartial and fair.? To achieve and sustain equity, equity needs to be thought of as a structural and systemic concept? and requires action. In this seminar, we will question society?s values and deepen one?s understanding of `self? and agency as we examine how people create and implement equity when such persons are defined by their race, gender, or sexuality. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.