Social justice is defined as “promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.” It exists when “all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources.” In conditions of social justice, people are “not be discriminated against, nor their welfare and well-being constrained or prejudiced on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliations, age, race, belief, disability, location, social class, socioeconomic circumstances, or other characteristic of background or group membership” (Toowoomba Catholic Education, 2006).
PURE is addressing Ecological Justice through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #16
PURE PARTNERS WITH GEORGIA TECH, THE KING CENTER AND FRIENDS OF REFUGEES FOR MLK DAY PROJECT
“Clearing A Path For Our Future” #MLKDay 2017 Service Project
In an effort to help achieve the United Nations Global Goals, our coalition focused on goal #11 “SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES” – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Clarkston, GA is a refugee resettlement enclave right outside of Atlanta, Ga. Areas within this Clarkston neighborhood lie outside the Clarkston city and in the unincorporated county, and as a result there is a fundamental lack of any support for regular public maintenance. Currently, the sidewalks and paths our children try to use to walk to and from school (both Indian Creek Elementary and Clarkston High School) have become nothing more than a pile of mud and pine needle detritus a foot deep in places. PURE and our partners Georgia Tech Serve and Learn, Friends of Refugees and the King Center collaborated for a special service project as we highlight the larger struggle for transportation and pedestrian safety in the community.
Georgia Tech Serve-Learn-Sustain
The King Center
Friends of Refugees
Points of Light
HOW DOES #BlackLivesMatter CONNECT TO CLIMATE CHANGE
PURE COLLABORATES WITH THE KING CENTER FOR RACE FACTOR CONFERENCE