Loeb, P. R. (2010). Soul of a citizen: Living with conviction in challenging times (rev. ed.). New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin. Chapter 1, “Making Our Lives Count” (pp. 21–41)
Chapter 2, “We Don’t Have to Be Saints” (pp. 42–63)
Brink, D. (2014). Mill’s moral and political philosophy. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Fall 2014 ed.). Retrieved from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/mill-moral-political/
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015a). Exploring the foundations of social responsibility [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes. By Day 2
Post a response to the Discussion Spark post. Your response should contain at least two significant paragraphs. Read the Discussion Rubric, as it will inform your writing. Important Note: The Discussion Spark and the weekly Discussion topic below will be graded together. You will see one score in your My Grades area. By Day 4
Post an example of a socially responsible act that has influenced your life. Explain why this example influenced you and describe how this act and the motivation behind it reflect your personal values regarding social responsibility. For instance, are there particular aspects of social change that resonate with you? In addition, define social responsibility in your own words and provide two examples from this week’s Resources that support or influence the development of your definition.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings. By Day 7
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways: Validate your colleague’s example of a socially responsible act by sharing a similar experience and its impact.
Expand on your colleague’s definition of social responsibility by offering a new perspective or insight.
Support your colleague’s definition of social responsibility by suggesting additional examples from this week’s Learning Resources.
Everyone welcome to Week 1. You have a long list of materials to go through to help you to prepare for Week 1. Lots of interesting things in there for sure. To get you thinking I want you to share your thoughts on one of them:“Review “The Golden Rule” from this week’s Learning Resources to identify commonalities across quotes and to determine whether any quotes align with your own values.”We all know this rule in treating others the way we want to be treated but lets get to a deeper layer on it. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts.Accessible player –Downloads–Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload Transcript
Deandre Garrett RE: Discussion – Week 1COLLAPSE . Social Responsibility The act of social responsibility that has influenced my life is the act of service on behalf of others. I learned how essential servicing others was when I was 20 years old and began working at a non-profit organization that focused assisting children in the school setting during the week and putting on child lead social events on the weekend. My time in this organization deeply influenced me as it helped me to realize the power of doing good deeds out in the world and how it leads to sparking others in their journey to be their best self. “Thou shalt love thy neighbor” (Bible, Leviticus 19:18), if we take a hard look at society we can easily notice that there is a lacking of love and honest care for each other’s well-being and we are our better selves when we meet others with love. For me social responsibility is the responsibility we each to the greater world to do good to others and to ourselves so that good may ripple thoughout all of existence for the betterment of us all. ReferencesThe Golden Rule. (1991). In A. Wilson (Ed.) World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of sacred texts (pp. 114-115). St. Paul, MNSavannah Spears-Initial Discussion PostCOLLAPSELoeb’s point that there may never be a perfect time to get involved in your community and that we must pick when we decide to stand up is the perfect illustration of how and why being socially responsible is so important to me. There have been innumerable times in my life that I have wanted to speak up but did not. I needed a strong enough force to stand up for my convictions (Loeb, 2010). This time came when I had children. Having kids and starting a family, at least for me, makes one keenly aware of the challenges that so many people in this country and beyond face, from children living with food insecurity to lack of health care to women’s rights and bodily autonomy issues. Specifically, I became very interested in the rights and responsibilities America has towards immigrants right around 2011.I had worked a small role with the Obama campaign for re-election. He had been promising massive immigration reform that would protect approximately 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported. I looked at the families and the children that needed the United States immigration system to take great steps at improving itself after decades of being so very broken. I emboldened myself to speak out to friends and family and direct my life at immigration reform or immigration law. I have been working towards that goal ever since. Being socially responsible can seem daunting. When one hears of social involvement, they may think it is too far-reaching for one person to make a difference. This is not the case by any means. One person can have a ripple effect across oceans. Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist, is a perfect example of a young girl’s passion for female education in her country, brought about women’s rights issues worldwide. “When we take a stand, we can shift history in small, but significant ways (Laureate Education, 2015).” Social responsibility is one step, whether big or small, that benefits society at large. Our moral obligation is to support issues that hurt the disenfranchised or are unfair to certain groups of people. In theory, ethically, we should all want to help others and be vocal about human rights, environmental responsibilities, economic issues, and so much more. It can be as simple as giving blood or as large as organizing community-wide events. Anything can help! References: Laureate Education (Producer). (2015a). Exploring the foundations of social responsibility [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.Loeb, P. R. (2010). Soul of a citizen: Living with conviction in challenging times (rev. ed.). New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin. Hi Elegant,these are the two students to do the responses back to look back up there where it says to respond in what way by day 7 to choose how you want to respond back.