Achieve Justice for All
Everyone deserves the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Social Justice means there are equal rights and equitable opportunities for all, particularly groups that have been historically disadvantaged.
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Did you know…
30% of all public school students live in households without either an internet connection or a device adequate for distance learning, or both.
Roughly a quarter of students, or about 4 million, lack access to reliable broadband internet – this highly affects students living in rural regions, and it disproportionately affects Native American students.
Disabled Americans earn less than those without a disability, and women of all races earned, on average, just 82 cents for every $1 earned by men of all races.
There was a more than 164% increase in anti-Asian hate crime reports to police in the first quarter of 2021 in 16 major cities and jurisdictions compared with last year, and hate crimes have been increasing in the US almost every year since 2014.
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We all have a part to play in making our society just and equitable for everyone. Here are a few ways you can help to make your community a better place for everyone:
- Speak up when you witness a social injustice. Share your support for racial equality by making a poster or community wreath to display in your home.
- Build awareness and get involved. Write to your local leaders and representatives about inequities you see in your community, or participate in a march for a cause close to your heart.
- Help bridge the gap for those that don’t have access to food, internet, or other basic needs. Phone bank to help food access or donate to local nonprofits serving those most in need.
- Find a cause you love. Pick an issue or project in your community that speaks to you – and speak up. Start your search now.
Our Nonprofit Partners
These are just some of the inspiring partners we work with to help build creative communities across the nation:
The Bay Area
They create community by developing, managing, and promoting quality affordable housing.
The Bay Area
This group empowers individuals to use textile art as a framework for activism.
They work in the community to promote positive race relations and achieve social justice.
They use the bicycle as a vehicle for social change to achieve economic mobility for Black and other marginalized people in Boston and the Global South.
Recommended Reading List
Ready to be inspired? Check out these resources to learn about leaders big and small that made a difference. As an Amazon Associate Project Giving Kids earns a small commission from qualifying purchases. *
Additional Online Resources
Interested in learning more? Check out these organizations and their websites for more information!
Raising Multicultural Kids is an educational based non-profit organization focused on cultivating racial and cultural competence in local communities. Their website has various resources to help spark deep conversations with kids.
The Conscious Kid provides additional reading lists and resources for kids and families about equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth.
Social Justice Resources for Families
The Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose shares resources for kids, parents, and educators to learn more about social justice topics.
*The books, websites, charities, and/or other entities we share does not imply explicit endorsement by PGK, nor does PGK have any responsibility for the content provided by other organizations or websites. Content on this site is provided for informational purposes only.
Elementary School Lesson Plan
The following lessons focus on recognizing when others are treated unfairly. Students will explore how to care about those who are being treated unfairly and how working together for fair treatment of others can lead to trust, friendship, and teamwork. Students will also begin to identify their commonalities and how they outnumber their differences.
- Students will identify examples of unfairness in terms of treatment of others.
- Students will recognize and appreciate their similarities and differences.
Middle School Lesson Plan
These lessons will cultivate the ability to relate to people as individuals rather than groups. Students will explore recognizing unfairness and certain advantages and disadvantages in society that exist because of who someone is and where they live. Taking written, persuasive action will serve to empower students with a method of civic engagement through the exploration of civil rights.
- Students will understand how telling their stories can help to understand others? stories as well.
- Students will recognize the importance of language as a persuasive technique to create positive change and more fair societies.
- Students will use written action to empower themselves about the issues in which they want to create positive change.
High School Lesson Plan
These lessons will help students to identify and distinguish unfairness and injustice in different areas of society. Students will explore their ability to relate to people as individuals. They will also consider the limitations of rights and freedoms for different people. The importance of empathy, kindness and willingness to stand up for justice will also be explored.
- Students will recognize some historic societal roadblocks to inclusion.
- Students will identify advantages and disadvantages literary characters have in their societies and make nuanced connections to unfairness that exists in their own communities and beyond.
- Students will reflect on the harmful effects of stereotypes and brainstorm ways to be more inclusive.
- Students will use poetry to respond to relevant issues of their time.