Walk a Mile: A Journey Towards Justice and Equity in Canadian Society, 2nd Edition
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Walk a Mile: A Journey Towards Justice and Equity in Canadian Society is the first text of its kind to combine both cognitive and affective dimensions of studying diversity. It does so through an experiential framework that encourages self-reflection on the part of the reader while providing a strong foundation in the history of diversity in Canada. Using as its starting point the notion that creating a more just, inclusive society, requires each of us to figuratively and empathetically walk a mile in the shoes of others, the framework of Walk a Mile facilitates the development of diversity competencies, equipping students to work and live effectively with people from a wide variety of cultural, religious, economic, sexual, and age backgrounds.
- In Their Shoes uses students' stories to give an authentic voice to the lived experience of "real" people that other students can identify with.
- Picture This ... uses carefully chosen photographs to speak to the undiscovered themes in each chapter as students consider the historical and future implications of each photograph.
- Agent of Change uses examples of Canadians, some famous and others not, to highlight the ways in which positive social change can impact families, neighbourhoods, communities, Canadian society, and beyond.
- END-OF-CHAPTER SKILLBUILDING MATERIAL- Each chapter ends with a reading, followed by several discussion questions that instructors can use as the basis for a written assignment, an oral discussion, or a class debate. The KWIP feature closes each chapter by leading students through a process of reflective questioning using the following steps: K: Know it and own it—What do I bring to this? W: Walk the talk—How can I learn from this? I: It is what it is—Is this inside or outside my comfort zone? P: Put it in play—How can I use this?
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Diversity, Oppression, and Privilege
- Chapter 2: Forms of Oppression
- Chapter 3: Social Inequality
- Chapter 4: Gender
- Chapter 5: Sexuality
- Chapter 6: Race and Racialization
- Chapter 7: Indigenous Peoples - with contributions by Yale Belanger
- Chapter 8: Immigration
- Chapter 9: Multiculturalism - with contributions by Samah Marei
- Chapter 10: Religion - with contributions by Samah Marei
- Chapter 11: Ability
- Chapter 12: Age
- Chapter 13: Families