Social justice

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Social justice means equal rights and equitable opportunities for all. Social justice is achieved through the liberation of marginalized groups and emerges through anti-oppressive approaches. Social justice recognizes and seeks to address inequalities arising from domination and oppression, the economic organization of society around capitalism, individualism and social reproduction. -The HUB

"Climate justice is social justice." - Tasnim Rekik [1] Examples of climate justice being intertwined with social justice are demonstrated below.

Examples of social justice

Disability justice

  • Disability justice is "a framework that moves beyond the legislation-centric approach of the disability rights movement; a social movement guided by ten principles: intersectionality, leadership of those most impacted, anti-capitalist politic, commitment to cross-movement organizing, recognizing wholeness, sustainability, commitment to cross-disability solidarity, interdependence, collective access, and collective liberation." -Sins Invalid, adapted by Michelle Xie [2]

Food justice

  • Food justice can be describes as the right for everyone to grow, sell, and have access to foods that are fresh, culturally appropriate, nutritious, and affordable; movement that aims to transform food systems by prioritizing the wellbeing of workers, animals, and the environment. -Black Creek Farm, adapted by Michelle Xie [3]

Migrant justice

  • Migrant justice is "a movement that calls for an end to displacement, detainment, and deportations; the fight for immigration status for all migrants, refugees, students, workers, and undocumented people." -Radical Action With Migrants in Agriculture & Migrant Rights Network, adapted by Michelle Xie [4]

Indigenous sovereignty 

See our definitions page for more on Indigenous sovereignty.

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