Ethics in Society Project

Instructions: This assignment requires that you construct a PowerPoint (or similar) presentation that explores the ethics behind a social justice cause or movement. People join social justice movements to achieve equity, inclusion, and justice for entities such as humans, nonhuman animals, and the environment.

Select a social justice movement and discuss how at least two ethical concepts listed below have been or could be used to create social change.

Your presentation must address the following:

  • Briefly explain the history of the social movement.
  • What ethical problem are activists hoping to solve?
  • What is their ethical motivation for joining together to elicit social change?

Include at least two of the following ethical concepts:

  • Empathy
  • Beneficence
  • Nonmaleficence
  • Autonomy
  • Fairness
  • Justice
  • Motive
  • Consequences
  • Free Will
  • Determinism
  • Punishment
  • Natural Rights
  • Contractarian Rights
  • Equity
  • Duty
  • Welfarism
  • Retributivism
  • Speciesism

Have at least 7 slides (including title and reference). Use the book as a reference and list it at the end of the presentation. You may include graphics or other visual aids to enhance your presentation.