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Civil Rights Movement

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Kristen Tole

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Civil Rights movement in Canada and Review  04/08/2013 Key Features Challenges to parliamentary supremacy   Expanding the role of the state and innovations in public policy  SM activities in the 1960s Changing attitudes towards freedom and equality  Strategies: Lobbying businesses (stopping signs in windows saying “No blacks allowed”) Education programs Civil disobedience  Challenges to social norms and values Effective because: Shift from lack of rights towards equality and cultural rights Moral questions about humanity  Social democratic culture Recognition of cultural groups Shift towards influencing both the state and society  Grassroots mobilization  As more of society agrees with rights discourses: SMOs will evolve  Multiculturalism: Celebrating difference and challenging cultural spaces Coexistence of diverse cultures 1980s – started  Policy framework – regulated goals of cultural differences, social equality, social integration, national unity  Different but equal – multiculturalism as network of relationships involving cultural differences and social  equality  Levels of meaning: Fact: we are different. Ideology Practice  Critical discourse  Multicultural as discourse: Power Privilege Equity  Change ARE SMs WORTH IT? Factors that cause the creation of SMs Social distress – something wrong with where society is headed Resources for mobilization  Supportive environment  Sense of efficacy among the participants  Catalyst  Not successful SMs: Factors that go too far from national/local/social goals/beliefs  Ability to win public attention and support Affect political leadership future  Ex: lower student fees Low impact SMs: Few followers and activists  Little support among the general public Unable to impact everyday life in a significant way Little to no impact for election of politicians  Formation of countermovement Ex: Communism in north America  Partially successful SMs: Generate 
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