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Social Justice Resources: Home

This LibGuide was created for those who wish to educate themselves through books, videos, and other resources on important social justice issues, and the viewpoints of marginalized populations. While the GHC library staff and faculty have made a substantial effort to provide numerous resources, this is not a comprehensive guide. If there are resources you consider relevant, or resources that were left out that you feel should be included, please contact us: libraryoutreach@highlands.edu.

 

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"Social justice is a broad concept in that it seeks to end discrimination against all marginalized communities, which are discussed individually using identity categories such as race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and age, among others."

Social Justice. (2020). In Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale. Retrieved from https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/PC3010999375/OVIC?u=highlands_edu&sid=OVIC&xid=68302368  

Eleanor Roosevelt holds up a copy of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in December 1948. Fotosearch/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Fotosearch/Getty Images

In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the United Nations Commission responsible for creating a Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Not entirely unproblematic, the declaration is based on Western thoughts and points-of-view. Objections have come from the nation of Islam on topics related to family and religion. However, the declaration represents an effort to outline rights that all human beings should have.

(Source: Gjelten, T. (2018, Dec 10). Boundlessly idealistic, Universal Declaration Of Human Rights is still resisted. NPR. https://www.npr.org/2018/12/10/675210421/its-human-rights-day-however-its-not-universally-accepted)

 


Free access to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Text only: https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/

Illustrated: https://www.un.org/en/udhrbook/

 

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