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Resources for observing Social Justice Week and researching the theme of social justice.
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Social Justice Themes

"Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities" (NASW).

Possible topics to consider could include discrimination on the basis of:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Sexuality
  • Citizenship
  • Socio-economic status
  • Body image
  • Religion
  • Ability
  • Family compostion
  • Learning differences
  • Language
  • Political beliefs
  • Education level

Also, examine the effects and implications of intersectionality - how multiple opporessions can compound and affect individuals in unique ways.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW). "Social Justice." NASW: National
     Association of Social Workers,
     Issue/peace.asp. Accessed 20 Jan. 2017.

Digital Resources from Our Library

  • Global Issues in Context
    Presents information on a wide variety of topics of global significance from global perspectives. A great way to compare and contrast how current events are presented by different news outlets and in different countries. Recommended for research related to recent or current events.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers and National Newspapers Core  Icon
    This library offers online access to historical newspapers that you can click through cover to cover, or search by topic, date, or article type (article, photo, comic, birth/death/marriage notice, display ad, film review, etc.). They present firsthand accounts and opinions that bring history to life.
  • eLibrary (ProQuest)
    Offers a huge collection of full-text magazines, journals, and newspapers as well as images, maps, videos, and more. Also provides subject guides that gather a variety of types of sources and perspectives on the topics. A great resource to both explore and dive more deeply into research topics. Recommended for any stage of the research process.
  • Issues & Controversies in American History
    This resource presents conflicting points of view and differing arguments related to key turning points in American history, with background context, conclusions, and sources for further research.

Print Materials in Our Library

Cover Art
A People's Art History of the United States - Nicolas Lampert
Call Number: 701 LAM
ISBN: 9781620971338
Publication Date: 2015-10-06
"Places art history in politics, social struggles, and the fight for justice from the colonial era through the present day"--Provided by publisher.

Cover Art
It's Your World - If You Don't Like It, Change It - Mikki Halpin
Call Number: 371.81 HAL
ISBN: 0689874480
Publication Date: 2004-09-01

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