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Social Justice

Selected Websites

Amnesty International: is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
 
Aronson Awards--See Winners: The James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism honor original, written English-language reporting from the U.S. media that brings to light widespread injustices, their human consequences, underlying causes, and possible reforms. This includes but is not limited to: discrimination, exploitation, violations of human rights or civil liberties, and environmental degradation
 
Better Life Index: is designed to let you visualize and compare some of the key factors – like education, housing, environment, and so on – that contribute to well-being in OECD countries. It’s an interactive tool that allows you to see how countries perform according to the importance you give to each of 11 topics that make for a better life. 
 
Bill Moyers: is produced by Public Square Media, a nonprofit production company that was created in 2015 to produce content about the issues of vital concern to our democracy, such as economic and social justice, climate change, voting rights and a free and independent press, with the aim of fostering a more educated and participatory citizenry.
 
Citizenship and Social Justice: Dedicated to social justice and civic engagement, this is the personal website of educator and writer Jon Greenberg.
 
Data in Gapminder: The mission is defined as "Fighting devastating ignorance with fact-based worldviews everyone can understand."
 
Human Rights Watch: exposes human rights abuses like torture, violence against women, and child exploitation. In order to maintain their independence, they accept no money from any government.
 
Humanitarian from Thomas Reuters Foundation describes their impact as "We give a voice to the voiceless, put the rule of law behind human rights, and take action to strengthen the media and civil society around the world."
 
Invisible Children: Our mission is to end violence and exploitation facing our world’s most isolated and vulnerable communities.
 
The King Center Archive: Embracing Dr. King’s philosophy and strategy of nonviolence to eliminate poverty, racism and violence, The King Center is determined to have a positive impact on the continuing struggle to fulfill his great dream for America and the world. The King Center’s mission is designed to meet this challenge.” 
 
National Organization for Women: As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States.
 
Social Justice Organizations: To complement the START Study Guide and START Reading List, they have prepared this collection of approximately 500 organizations in the United States working for progressive change on a national level. The link focuses on Social Justice.
 
Social Progress Index: is an aggregate index of social and environmental indicators that capture three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity. The 2017 Social Progress Index includes data from 128 countries on 50 indicators.
 
Southern Poverty Law Center: The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. Stay informed, sign up for their newsletter.
 
The Sun: is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. The Sun has attempted to marry the personal and political; to challenge the status quo and reveal injustice; to honor courageous and honest writing; and to touch the mystery of our humanity.
 
Teaching for Change: provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. 
 
Teaching Tolerance: Our mission is to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. We believe that schools must educate all students for full participation in a diverse democracy.
 
United Nations: Human Watch: The term “human rights” was mentioned seven times in the UN's founding Charter, making the promotion and protection of human rights a key purpose and guiding principle of the Organization.  In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights brought human rights into the realm of international law.  Since then, the Organization has diligently protected human rights through legal instruments and on-the-ground activities.