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WHAT IS SOCIAL JUSTICE?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Social Justice is...

The objective of creating a fair and equal society in which each individual matters, their rights are recognized and protected, and decisions are made in ways that are fair and honest.

 

UNITED NATIONS' DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.

 

History of the Declaration of Human Rights

United Nations: Declaration of Human Rights

 

Useful Databases and Other Resources

You will need an active CCC Library Card to access these databases from off-campus.

Materials Available through the CCC Library

Useful Resources including Streaming Video Available through the CCC Library

Black Freedom Struggles in the United States

The Black Freedom Struggle website includes more than 2,000 documents curated around six crucial phases of the U.S. Black freedom struggle: resistance to slavery by enslaved persons and the abolitionist movement of the 19th century, the end of slavery during the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era, the fight against Jim Crow segregation, the New Deal and World War II, the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement from 1946-1975, and the contemporary Black experience since 1976.

Lawyers Fight for Social Justice (Video Segment)

The lawyers from Legal Services strive to create equal access to the law.

P.S. I Can't Breathe (Video Segment)

This program provides a raw, uncensored glimpse into the Millions March NYC immediately AFTER a grand jury deliberated to not indict the officer responsible for Eric Garner's death.

Free Speech Is Threatened on Campus: A Debate (Video Segment)

Protests have erupted on university campuses across the country. College students are speaking out against racism, bigotry, and offensive language, which, they claim, fosters an unwelcoming, sometimes hostile, learning environment. This includes a segment on Closing Arguments Against: Stanley - Students voicing concerns about social justice is not a threat to free speech.

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (Video Segment)

On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a vibrant 28-year-old African American from Chicago, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. After three days in custody, she was found hanging from a noose in her cell. Bland’s death was quickly ruled a suicide, sparking allegations of a murder and cover-up, and turning her case and name into a rallying cry nationwide.