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Dialogue in Social Justice Work
Dialogue in social justice work

In this chapter, dialogues are described that may foster the relationships necessary for social justice work.

What Is Social Justice Work?

Social justice work is about co-creating more fairness in community. Our word justice has Old French and Latin roots that referred to “equity” and “righteousness.” Social justice work is based on many of the same values that guide dialogue work; both see the worth of every person and respect the diversity of perspectives and characteristics. According to the National Association of Social Workers (2012), “Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political, and social rights and opportunities.” A just society is a sustained and fair system of human cooperation (Rawls, 1993).

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