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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Political Repression Course
Carleton University - Course 52.414*
International Themes in Social Work and Social Welfare
Summer Session - 2001
Canada is home-in-exile to many people who have faced severe and often
life-threatening political repression in their own countries. This course
will examine causes of repression, methods employed (political imprisonment,
torture, disappearances, extrajudicial killing, pacification programs,
surveillance of citizens, suppression of the rights of expression and
association), impact on survivors, and various strategies designed to
overcome the legacies of repression.
This half-credit course is scheduled for the first semester of summer
session (May 17- June 26), on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. Classes
will emphasize discussion rather than lectures, and guest speakers and
videos will be utilized to bring voices of direct experience to the
The course is open to those who have at least third-year standing by May 1,
2001. The registration period for summer session is May 2-4.
For more information please contact the course instructor, Bill Skidmore, by
April 30. He may be reached in 2215 Dunton Tower; or 520-2600, ext. 2359; or
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