Social Justice Issues and Resources

Adams, Bell and Griffin (1997) 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."

Below are resources for developing a greater understanding of social justice. They are grouped together under different ISSUES and REGIONS.

Migrant Issues

Economic Inequality and Poverty

Conflict and Peace


Racial Justice


Disaster Relief



Washington D.C.


Leon, Nicaragua

Adams County


New Orleans

New York City

Dominican Republic

San Carlos

Think Critically about Service

It is often recognized and discussed, service is not politically neutral, simple or a common ground for the many perspectives found in our world. Rather, service brings individuals together in forums for community development and action and challenges some to wrestle with why service is needed. The Center for Public Service strives to challenge students to go beyond "doing good" and truly engage in their community and the work to ensuring social justice.


To Hell with Good Intentions by Ivan Illich 

Student Guide to Service-Learning 

Student Conferences for Social Justice and Service

Pennsylvania Campus Compact Annual Conference

Social Justice Institute Training