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Sociology of Poverty

Canadian Poverty InstituteThe Poverty Studies Summer Institute is a unique study opportunity that brings together students, practitioners and ministry workers into an intimate learning community. Over a 3 week period, participants will engage in active learning and discussion about the causes and impacts of poverty and best practices in how to alleviate and end it. 

The Summer Institute offers courses that respond to the material, social and spiritual dimensions of poverty providing both the knowledge and skill base to work effectively in the practice of poverty reduction. The program will consist of 3 one-week intensive courses which may be eligible for credit for Ambrose University degree programs.

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Sociology of Poverty

An examination of the social images, constructions, understandings, and experiences of poverty in Canada. It also draws on the sociological perspective to explore the causes of and possible solutions to poverty.

SO 399,  June 11 - 15
Instructor: Kristen Desjarlais-deKlerk

Building a Solidarity Economy

Transition United States2pm Eastern Time

Cooperation Humboldt exists to develop a solidarity economy across the North Coast. They identify, support and nurture local cooperative economic efforts that help people meet their needs without exploiting or oppressing anyone, without being exploited or oppressed by anyone, and commit to do so in an ecologically sustainable manner.

In this webinar, Cooperation Humboldt co-founder David Cobb will describe their theory of change, their program areas and concrete projects, and how they engage local elections to advance their agenda as a 501(c)(3).

Register for Building a Solidarity Economy

David is a "people's lawyer" who has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He believes we must provoke—and win—a peaceful revolution if we are to survive.

David was born in rural Texas and worked as a laborer before going to college and ​then ​law school. He maintained a successful law practice before devoting himself to full-time social change efforts.

In 2002, David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and forced a recount in Ohio that helped launch the Election Integrity movement. 

In 2010 he co-founded Move To Amend, a campaign for a constitutional amendment to abolish the illegitimate, court-created doctrines of "corporate constitutional rights" and "money equals speech." In 2016 he served as the Campaign Manager for Jill Stein's presidential campaign.

In addition to his work at Cooperation Humboldt, he serves as a Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation ​where he facilitates "Movement School for Revolutionaries."

Legacy Community Businesses

Legacy Community Businesses Webinar

1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Time

In our fourth of five webinars, our speakers will discuss legacy business conversions into cooperatives and how existing micro-business can work together in cooperative ways.

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Speakers:

Shevanthi Daniel-Rabkin, Democracy at Work Institute

Soyun Park, Micro Business Network

Facilitators:

Yvonne Yen Liu, Solidarity Research Center
Yvonne is the co-founder and research director of Solidarity Research Center, a worker self-directed nonprofit that advances solidarity economies. She serves on the board of the US Solidarity Economy Network and was named the 2018 Activist-in-Residence Fellow at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Parag Rajendra Khandhar, Asian American Solidarity Economies Project
Parag is a founding principal of Gilmore Khandhar, LLC, a law firm focused on legal, policy, and advocacy tools to advance economic justice, racial equity, and social transformation. He teaches at George Washington University Law School. Parag co-founded Baltimore Activating Solidarity Economies (BASE) and the Asian American Solidarity Economies Network (AASE).

Working with Vulnerable Populations

Canadian Poverty InstituteThe Poverty Studies Summer Institute is a unique study opportunity that brings together students, practitioners and ministry workers into an intimate learning community. Over a 3 week period, participants will engage in active learning and discussion about the causes and impacts of poverty and best practices in how to alleviate and end it. 

The Summer Institute offers courses that respond to the material, social and spiritual dimensions of poverty providing both the knowledge and skill base to work effectively in the practice of poverty reduction. The program will consist of 3 one-week intensive courses which may be eligible for credit for Ambrose University degree programs.

Register for Working with Vulnerable Populations

Working with Vulnerable Populations

This course will focus on basic skills and practice when working with individuals who are vulnerable and/or experiencing homelessness. It will explore the challenges faced by individuals who are vulnerable and homeless, such as lack of education and job skills, poor mental and physical health, and addictions. It will also address the importance of case management , its components, and effectiveness. The course is meant to prepare students interested in working with at-risk persons in this population to provide competent and client-centered help.

PS/DVST 306,  June 4-8 
Instructor:
Alma Fourie

Web Discussion on Findings and Recommendations of Northern Sustainable Food Systems Study

Food Secure Canada1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Time

As part of the Northern Sustainable Food System Study, FSC is hosting a web discussion (focus group) to get feedback on the tentative findings and policy recommendations developed through the Study thus far.  We want to know whether they reflect the experiences and perspectives of those working directly within food security and sustainable food systems in the North - do they reflect your priorities, did we miss something important, should we take something out? Join the conversation and let us know what you think!

Register for Web Discussion on Findings and Recommendations of Northern Sustainable Food Systems Study

To participate in this web discussion participants need to review the Research Ethics Information Letter (link is external) and Consent Form (link is external), which outline the nature of the Study and how the information collected will be used.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Amanda (community at foodsecurecanad.org (link sends e-mail)). 

Anyone is welcome to participate, however we are especially interested in hearing from those living and working in the North (defined for the purposes of this Study as Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunatsiavut and Nunavik).  The focus of the conversation will be on the federal policy and program recommendations developed out of the Study.  A copy of these will be sent to those registered in advance and we ask that participants come prepared to discuss them.

You can also participate in the Study by sharing information about key Northern food systems assests and infrastructure in your community - click here to access the survey.

Sustainable Development Goals

Canadian Poverty InstituteThe Poverty Studies Summer Institute is a unique study opportunity that brings together students, practitioners and ministry workers into an intimate learning community. Over a 3 week period, participants will engage in active learning and discussion about the causes and impacts of poverty and best practices in how to alleviate and end it. 

The Summer Institute offers courses that respond to the material, social and spiritual dimensions of poverty providing both the knowledge and skill base to work effectively in the practice of poverty reduction. The program will consist of 3 one-week intensive courses which may be eligible for credit for Ambrose University degree programs.

Register for Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

An exploration of the global Sustainable Development Goals and their historical development, their national application, and their integration into Albertan business, government, and civil society. The course will move from a broad theoretical understanding of a United Nations framework to an applied survey of how such goals and indicators can be applied to improve society through collaboration and innovation. Instruction will consist of lectures, experienced guest speakers and co-lecturers, reflective discussion, and case studies.

BUS/DVST307, May 28 - June 1
Instructor:
Angie Redecopp

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