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ERIC Number: EJ895362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
"What Is the Best Way to Be a Social Justice Advocate?": Communication Strategies for Effective Social Justice Advocacy
Nash, Robert J.
About Campus, v15 n2 p11-18 May-Jun 2010
Conflict can shut down communication, the key to social justice advocacy. In this article, the author shares his insights on how some communication strategies can help manage conflict and sustain open conversation with students about contentious issues. Recently, the author participated in an extremely heated discussion session for student affairs administrators, faculty, and staff at a major west coast university. This colloquium was meant to cover the broad spectrum of social justice issues. What started out as a civil dialogue meant to draw all of them into conversation about social justice on a number of controversial issues deteriorated into an airing of two emotionally charged monologues over religious identity and GLBT identity. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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