Learn, Unlearn And Relearn : A List Of Social Justice Courses We All Need

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Your indifference has consequences, so this is what you can do about it. 
Want to make the world  better place but not sure where to start ? It’s time to learn, unlearn and relearn about the world around you. We have curated a list of online courses on Coursera you can learn about topics like diversity, equality, climate change, public health, sustainability, social work, and more.  

Learn, Unlearn and Relearn about Diversity And inclusion 

DIVERSITY AND INCUSION FOR HR PROFESSIONALS 
 
In this course you will review the changing landscape of the workplace and discuss the current change drivers that make Diversity and Inclusion an important focus for your organization.
You will explore strategies for creating an inclusive climate and a sense of belonging, and how bias and micro-aggressions can be mitigated. Finally, you will also explore the business case for Diversity and Inclusion strategies, and you’ll have the opportunity to develop a DEIB tailored to your organization and situation.
 
Learning goals for this course include:
– Recognize the impact of DEIB on company culture
– Recognize how conscious and unconscious bias can impact the workplace
– Identify how thought diversity supports innovation and challenges conformity
– Develop a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Plan for your organization
– Explore why innovation is the currency of the future
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Identify how thought diversity supports innovation and challenges conformity
  • Recognise the impact of DEIB on company culture
  • Develop a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Plan for your organization
ABOUT THE COURSE  
Beginner level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
Flexible deadlines 
English 
Shareable certification upon completion
Learn, Unlearn And Relearn : A List Of Social Justice Courses We All Need

Beyond The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

Addressing Sustainability and Development 
 
Offered by University of Michigan and Part of the Sustainability and Development MasterTrack™ Certificate, sustainability and development pose unprecedented challenges as human societies grow and seek to ensure future wellbeing and prosperity.
 
The course will focus on addressing the twin challenges of sustainability and development with actionable knowledge for innovating solutions to the world’s most pressing problems like climate change, poverty and inequality, and biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. Rather than sustainability being a qualifier for development (e.g. sustainable development), we conceptualise Sustainability and Development as co-equal fields of inquiry and action that seek to build bridges between the natural, social and applied sciences and the humanities. When sustainability and development are placed on an equal footing, it requires us to think more explicitly about the trade-offs, co-benefits and synergies between them, which we will be exploring in depth in each week.
 
Throughout the course, you will be introduced to the theoretical currents in Sustainability and Development, and will garner an in-depth understanding of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We will also consider the methods and skills necessary for designing innovative solutions to sustainability and development problems through the emerging field of Sustainability Science.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Understand and explain the world’s most pressing problems (focus: poverty & inequality, ecosystem degradation & biodiversity loss, climate change)
  • Critically analyze the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relationship to the world’s most pressing problems
  • Use frameworks and evidence necessary to develop solutions and Apply skills learned to implement solutions
  • Assess relevant solutions that would help realize the SDGs and at the same time solve the pressing problems
ABOUT THE COURSE  
Beginner level
Approx. 9 hours to complete
Flexible deadlines 
English ( Subtitles: Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian, English, Spanish )

Climate Change and health : From Science to Action Specialization 

 
Offered by Yale, this course addresses adverse health impacts of climate change. Learn how climate change negatively affects human health, what adaptation strategies can lessen the impacts, and how to communicate effectively about these issues to bring about change in your community.
 
About this Specialization 
Climate change is arguably the greatest public health threat we face. To address it successfully, health and environmental professionals, advocates, and others need to acquire new skills and a deeper understanding of its challenges and solutions. This specialization is for those who wish to understand the impact of climate change on health and are committed to protecting the health of populations using the knowledge and skills they will acquire.
 
Applied Learning Project
Learners will apply the course content through projects in which they identify how climate change affects health in a specific location, devise an adaptation action to address this negative impact, and create a communications campaign to educate a target audience about the issue.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Describe how and why the climate is changing and is predicted to change in the future
  • Understand how climate change negatively impacts human health 
  • Plan for at least one practical adaptation activity that increases a community’s resilience to the health effects of climate change
  • Communicate health-related risks of climate change effectively to the public & policymakers & motivate positive changes in climate-related behaviours
ABOUT THE COURSE  
Beginner level
Approx. 3 months  to complete (suggested pace 4 hours/week)
Flexible deadlines 
English ( Subtitles: Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian, English, Spanish )

Refugee in 21st Century   

Offered by University of London, this MOOC provides insight into the refugee phenomenon as one of the most complex, compelling and (arguably) misunderstood features of the 21st century. Taking a global perspective, it will outline the fundamentals of who ‘refugees’ are, where they come from and where they go, as well as delving into the features of the global system for refugee protection and ‘solutions’ for those who have been forcibly displaced. It places the student at the centre of the learning experience through engagement with a range of robust and challenging activities, materials and online peer engagement.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Introduction : “A World of Refugees”
  • Who is Refugees 
  • Understand the global system of refugee protection 
  • Explore the concept of ‘solutions’ for refugees as the end of refugee status; the similarities and differences between the three main ‘durable solutions’ for refugees, and; the process and challenges of (lack of) solutions in a real-life case study
  • Explore the patterns and drivers of such refugee ‘mobility’ and how refugees undertaking these migratory journeys can get caught up in broader efforts to prevent or discourage irregular migration.
  • Explore the wider range of forced migrants, including stateless persons, IDPs etc.; similarities and differences between refugees and conflict-IDPs globally, and; protection challenges in situations of internal displacement.
ABOUT THE COURSE  
Beginner level
Approx. 28 hours months  to complete
Flexible deadlines 
English ( Subtitles: Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian, English, Spanish )
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