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Humanities project social justice

Humanities ProjectSocial Justice

Fall 2013

Overview of social justice concepts
Overview of Social Justice Concepts

  • Access

  • Agency

  • Advocacy

  • Solidarity Action


  • Is the gateway to incluson and participation

  • It hinders or enables an individual or a group to take part


  • Means that individuals know their rights.

  • They have the capactity and the abolity to voice their concerns and to take actions that create change for the better

  • Learning how to think critically about the world is a key strategy in developing agency


  • Is a deliberate process of influencing outcomes so that change can occur.

  • It requires a se of skills that allows a person to understand a problem an effect change using varied strategies and tactics

Advocacy con t
Advocacy Con’t

  • Developing skills to successfully advocate for oneself or on behalf of others involves awareness (knowing what’s happeining), analysis (seeing the different parts, their impact, and the importance to the whole), and action plans (knowing what to do and how to do it). Action plans include a purpose, a message, a way to express the message, and an audience. Advocacy can be done individually or in groups.

Solidarity action
Solidarity Action

  • Refers to working with others to act for the collective betterment. It requires us to recongnize injustice, to work across differences to find a common ground, and to achieve equity. Solidarity Action requires coalition building within a group and netowrking with other groups

  • Skills to help achieve SA include empathy, co-operation, coalition building and effective mediation and conflict resolution skills

The sj lens
The SJ Lens


6 strands of social justice
6 Strands of Social Justice

  • Antipoverty

  • Antiracism

  • Status of Women

  • Peace and Global Education


  • Environmental Justice


  • Ryan’s Well


  • Antiracism

Status of women
Status of Women

  • Status of women

Peace and global education
Peace and Global Education

  • Peace and Global Education Coca-Cola case-Columbia/Ryan’s Well



Environmental justice
Environmental Justice

  • Environmental Justice