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Oliver, Veronica – Community Literacy Journal, 2014
With neither national nor local-level discussions of Senate Bill 1070 adequately addressing bottom line issues such as marginalization, access, and civic engagement, an exploration of marginalized rhetorical acts can provide an informative lens for understanding challenges among marginalized people, their rhetorical tools, and their relations to…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Law Enforcement, Neighborhoods, Resistance to Change
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Licona, Adela C.; Russell, Stephen T. – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
According to the Ford Foundation, "a deeper understanding of human sexuality is an essential element of human rights and healthy social relationships." Beginning with this assumption, we seek to be informed by and to inform policies and local practices; to initiate broad conversations that address sexual health and healthy sexualities…
Descriptors: Action Research, Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Civil Rights
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Gindlesparger, Kathryn Johnson – Community Literacy Journal, 2010
This ethnographic study argues that reciprocity--the attempt to equalize the power dynamics that occur in working relationships--is a way to counteract the widely-used but rarely-critiqued deficit models that dominate the nonprofit landscape. If community work is not done with a near constant attention to power dynamics, programming that is…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Relationship, Community Programs, Nonprofit Organizations