CRES CONVERSATIONS – The Five Faces of Oppression: Problems of the Well-Intentioned Liberal Society
Young (2018) in “Five Faces of Oppression” states that:
“Oppression designates the disadvantages and injustice some people suffer not because a tyrannical power coerces them but because of the everyday practices of a well-intentioned liberal society….” (emphases mine, p. 50).
Is liberal society really the problem? If yes, what can we do to combat that? How can we really fix the structural elements of oppression? Come and join us in our second CRES Conversation 2019 as we attempt to discuss these complex issues.
Open to students, faculty members and staff. Participants will be asked to read the brief attached article ahead of time (it’s only 10 small pages!) so that we have something to anchor the conversation. If you are able, please RSVP, so that we can plan for food, but last minute attendees are ok, too.
Young, I. M. (2018). Five faces of oppression. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumfeld, D. C. J. Catalano, K. “Safire” DeJong, H. W. Hackman, L. E. Hopkins, … X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (Fourth Ed., pp. 49–59). New York, NY: Routledge.