There is nothing inevitable about inequality. Our shared goal should aim at taking practical steps to remove this formidable barrier to development and human dignity…Let us make social justice central to achieving equitable and sustainable growth for all. – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
WHAT CAN YOU DO – SOCIAL JUSTICE
– Join an ongoing social justice campaign that has meaning for you…
– Take a few minutes to recognize another persons’s dignity
– Teach your children, students, kids about the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
– Sign the Petition to support the Youth Promise Act – Promise stands for Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education, and would bring funds into cities that communities would control, to fund proven best practices in prevention and intervention instead of incarceration.
– Watch TED Talk with Bryan Stevenson: “We need to talk about an injustice”
– Learn about/teach about the Sustainable Development Goals, many of which relate to equality and social justice
American Friends Service Committee
– Citizens and Social Justice Educator and Parent Resources
– Economic Equality
– Ending Racism Resources
– Ending Mass Incarceration Resources
– Inclusion & Equality Resources
– Racism Dialogue and Reflection
– Reflection: Toward Peace and Justice, 2/15
#BlackLives Matter – Not a Moment But A Movement
Ferguson Action – Non Violent Social Change
Global Oneness Project: Preparing for Peace
Insight on Conflict – Peacebuilding and Peace
Off the Mat – Into the World – Yoga and Social Justice
Restorative Justice Council – Restorative Justice for people who have been victims of violent crime
Teaching Tolerance – Social Justice Classroom Resources
Teaching Tolerance – Using Photographs To Teach Social Justice
Yes Magazine – Social Justice and Human Rights Section
Zinn Education Project – Civil Rights Movements
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES RE: HUMAN RIGHTS
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) – A Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.
Enough Project – Seeking to build leverage for peace and justice in Africa by helping to create real consequences for the perpetrators and facilitators of genocide and other mass atrocities.
The Peace Alliance – An alliance of organizers and advocates throughout the United States taking the work of peacebuilding from the margins of society into the centers of national discourse and policy priorities. – See more at: http://peacealliance.org/who-we-are/mission-vision/#sthash.aj8rEowi.dpuf
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILF) – Furthers, by non-violent means, the social transformation that enables the inauguration of systems under which social and political equality and economic justice for all can be attained to ensure real and lasting peace and true freedom.