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Social Justice & Human Rights: Social Justice Issues

Social issues of inequality, oppression, and the struggle for human rights.

Welcome: About this Guide

Welcome to Shoreline Community College's Social Justice & Human Rights Subject Guide! This guide provides an overview of the different topics encompassed by social justice and includes links to books, databases, and online resources about various these topics. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather to provide starting points for your research. It is a work-in-progress, and users are invited to recommend resources that they believe would be of interest to their fellow students and faculty members .

Need help with the research process?

If you are looking for help with the steps of the research process or how to locate particular sources (such as newspaper articles) please consult the following Learning Guides: 

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Social Justice," founded by Father Coughlin, sold on important street corners and intersections. New York City.

Image Source: Lange, D. (1939). "Social Justice," founded by Father Coughlin, sold on important street corners and intersections. New York City. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC. Retrieved from

What is Social Justice?

What is Social Justice?
Adams, Bell and Griffin (2007) define social justice as both a process and a goal: "The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society that is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure."

Adams, M., Bell, L.A, & Griffin, P. (Eds.). (2007). Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice: A Sourcebook. New York, NY: Routledge.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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