In a few words, what does social justice mean to you?
What are some of the current social justice issues in our society?
Social justice is a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society. It focuses on ensuring equal access to resources, rights, and opportunities for all. It is a movement that seeks to promote a more equitable society by advocating for the rights of individuals.
Intersectionality: The idea that different aspects of a person's identity, such as gender, race, and class, can intersect and interact with each other to create unique systems of oppression. White Privilege: The advantages or rights that are available to white people in society that are not available to people of color. Reparations: Financial compensation or other forms of reparation to people who have suffered from past injustices or discrimination.
The first social justice organization in the United States, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was founded in 1909. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The first ever World Social Forum was held in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001.
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Work together in pairs: What are three examples of social justice initiatives that you have seen in your community?
How can individuals and communities work towards achieving social justice, and what are some of the barriers that may need to be overcome in order to achieve it?
Work together in pairs: What is one way you can help to support social justice in your community?
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What is social justice?
- The fair and just relation between individuals and society
- The promotion of human rights within a community
- The concept of treating all people equally
What is the name of the United Nations body that is responsible for promoting social justice?
- World Health Organization
- International Labour Organization
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
'Equality' refers to what aspect of social justice?
- Equal treatment under the law
- Equal distribution of resources
- All of the above
What aspect(s) does social justice encompass?
- Gender inequity
Which individual below was a prominent advocate for social justice?
- Nelson Mandela
- Bill Gates
- Donald Trump