Social Justice Counseling develops a new frontier in multicultural social justice work and is the next step toward alleviating the injustices faced by individuals in society. Addressing issues of social class, race and ethnicity, and more, this book reflects the shift in recent years towards social justice counseling for all mental health professionals. It offers new and unique perspectives supplementing important social justice issues and enhancing the content taught in multicultural courses. The authors are leading authorities on multicultural and social justice counseling and have led the way to create a specialization with a nationally recognized program in multicultural social justice counseling.
Chapter 7: The Roots of Social Justice: The Personal Journey of a Human Rights Advocate
The Roots of Social Justice: The Personal Journey of a Human Rights Advocate
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
When I reflect on my lifetime work in social justice I realize that the values and sense of action were simply part of my life from a young age. Although social justice was not the term that was used to characterize my earlier life, it was the essence of ...