Changing People's Lives While Transforming Your Own: Paths to Social Justice and Global Human Rights / Edition 1

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Imbued with both a fitting sense of urgency and a profound sense of hope, Changing People's Lives While Transforming Your Own tells the stories of faculty, students, and professionals from a variety of fields who reached out to others after witnessing an injustice, poverty, or need in the lives of the most neglected and marginalized in society-and in reaching out, were transformed through the process of helping others.
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"…a small easy-to read volume. They write in a very informal way, designed to encourage people to get out there and do something to help others as a means to find their own passion. This is a book that might be useful for a course in service learning because there are sections that discuss topics such as helping skills, especially listening and altruism, and there are scholarly references to other material." (PsycCRITIQUES, November 11, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470227503
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 983,141
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface ix

Part I Birth of a Movement

Chapter 1 Paths to Social Justice 3

Chapter 2 The Dance of Hope 15

Chapter 3 Children Disappearing 31

Chapter 4 Stories of Despair and Resilience 49

Part II Stories of Impact

Chapter 5 Road Trip 61

Chapter 6 Being Lost 81

Chapter 7 Student Transformations 99

Chapter 8 Making Universal Connections 117

Chapter 9 Lessons and Major Themes 125

Part III Taking Action

Chapter 10 Relationship Skills for Promoting Constructive Action 141

Chapter 11 Travel That Can Change Your Life 153

Chapter 12 International Jetsetters 175

Chapter 13 Local Community Activists 193

Chapter 14 Thinking Globally, Acting Locally 203

Chapter 15 Going Small 215

References and Resources 235

About the Authors 241

About the DVD 243

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