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Social Justice

Social Justice

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View Social Justice Social Action Card.

Social Justice is a process, not an outcome, which seeks fair redistribution of resources, opportunities, and responsibilities, challenges the roots of oppression and injustice, empowers all people to exercise self-determination and realize their full potential and builds social solidarity and community capacity for collaborative action.

What Social Injustice looks like

  • Economic: A person who is denied the opportunity to make money or are unfairly paid for the work that they do.
  • Spiritual: When people are unable to practice their religion or spirituality because it is illegal or stigmatized.
  • Violence: A person who lives with the threat of being attacked or receiving physical harm from another person.
  • Education: When a person or group are denied education for any reason such, as race or gender.

Social Justice is a process, not an outcome

What You Can Do

1

Research the issue

Regardless of the issue, understanding it thoroughly will make your voice more effective in standing up to injustice. Take time to understand various perspectives on an issue.

2

Learn about alternatives or actions to address the injustice

Start looking into alternatives to the way things are, and advocate for these changes.

3

Give up bad habits and beliefs

Make sure you're not contributing to the problem at hand. Unlearn habits and behaviours and understand this is an ongoing commitment.

4

Take action

Join social justice organizations, write letters to elected officials, organize as a community or use social media to take action.

Source: Berkeley Social WelfareQuora, WikiHow