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Social Justice Activism

Social justice activism involves individual or group action that is intended to achieve economic, environmental, political, or social change. There are two primary beliefs that relate to and support social justice activism. The first is that some groups suffer disadvantages as a consequence of their gender, race, class, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, language, age, nationality, or religion. The second belief is that individuals or groups can be agents of change and can challenge or disrupt barriers that deny equitable opportunities and circumstances for all to thrive and achieve in a world free from oppression.

Feminism is rooted in women's social justice activism, as women have been integral to social justice movements throughout history and around the globe. They have campaigned for the legal rights of women, while ...

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