Group Discussion Why are people poor? What makes solving poverty complicated?. Workshop Discussion What role does personal choice play in avoiding poverty and getting out of poverty? What other factors play critical roles helping people avoiding poverty and get out of poverty?.
Social Justice is a set of practices and a lifestyle choice centered on creating a world where people can live in peace and in fullness.
Component: Social Justice calls us to educate ourselves.
Questions: What am I missing? What is in the shadows?
Application: Pick a subject.
What is the history?
Why is it happening?
Who does it benefit?
Who does it hurt?
Component: Social Justice calls us to address root systems of oppression.
Questions: What are some of the root systems that keep people in poverty?
Application: How can we address the root systems that keep people in poverty?
Component: Social Justice requires that we examine our own connection to oppression.
Questions: How do I benefit from poverty? How do my actions keep people in poverty?
Application: What is something personal that you can do today? Tomorrow? Everyday?
Component: Social justice call us to address power and control.
Questions: Who has the power? Who has the control? Who makes the decisions? How do they maintain their power and control?
Application: Start with picking an issue that you are passionate about. Ask about power. Ask about control.
Component: The work of justice begins and is strengthened in relationships.
Questions: Who are your allies? Who can you trust? Who can be in community with you?
Application: Who can you reach out to today to begin a relationship?
Social Justice is a long-term commitment.
We have to make justice personal.
Don’t be discouraged.
Social Justice Collective
Tackling Poverty Through Social Justice:
June 4th, Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm