This assignment requires you to create your own action plan that incorporates a Social Justice perspective as an implicit theme underlying the Psychology of Women. Ask yourself “What could I do to help make this a more just and fair world for girls and/or women?” Considering such basic course concepts as gender, power/privilege, race, class, ethnicity, media impact, socialization, gender theory, etc., what might YOU realistically do to impact positive change for women or girls? We obviously cannot all sing melodiously for a benefit concert, or go to Africa as a volunteer, but each of us has the potential to make at least some level of positive difference. Previous ideas have included a prom dress drive to donate to local High Schools where students cannot afford to purchase new ones; old cell phones or clothing collected on a campus and at work and donated to a local battered women’s shelter; creation of a “Young Women’s Club” to inform and empower the girls at a local school, etc. In your personalized plan, do not use the examples provided-instead, introspect thoughtfully about who YOU are; you might consider your major and the expectations for your own future; think about your “sphere of influence” (friends & family, coworkers and others with whom you interact), think about your values and the world you would like to shape for future females…Include the answers to the following questions in your essay.
- What resources and support will you need to do make this happen, and how/from whom specifically will you acquire them?
- What specific target group of women or girls will benefit from your action plan?
- How much time could you realistically commit to this project if you were to actually implement it?
- You may NOT propose creating a new business entity, corporation, partnership or non-profit. The associated legal process is too time consuming for this small project…
Please write enough detail that if I wanted to, I could actually implement your plan from the description you have provided, without having to ask further questions or clarifications from you. Be realistic, be creative, be honest, and make it “do-able,”a project you would be able to complete during a single semester. Your written submission should be approximately 600-800 words (about 2 pages double spaced 12pt font).