World Day of Social Justice 2015

This year, Whitman college’s annual Power and Privilege Symposium (February 19th) fell on the day before World Day of Social Justice (WDSJ) (February 20th). Because of this consecutive accordance, we aimed to connect our theme of WDSJ with those of the Power and Privilege Symposium. The goal of the Power and Privilege Symposium was to engage the student body, staff, and community in discussions regarding systematic problems relating to race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and ability. Similar in a few characteristics, WDSJ is aimed to recognize the need to promote important issues of poverty, exclusion, and unemployment. By raising awareness, we’re hoping to further our effort to advance social justice when we remove barriers that individuals face because of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. In order to connect the two, we posed a statement for the Whitman College community to complete: “I believe everyone is entitled to _____.” Around 50 individuals answered, and here are what a few had to say:

"I believe people are entitled to a free health system"

“I believe people are entitled to a free health system”

"I believe everyone is entitled to self expression."

“I believe everyone is entitled to self expression.”

"I believe everyone is entitled to control confidence in their identity"

“I believe everyone is entitled to control confidence in their identity.”

"I believe everyone is entitled to the resources so they can dream big!"

“I believe everyone is entitled to the resources so they can dream big!”

"I believe everyone is entitles to clean water."

“I believe everyone is entitles to clean water.”

"I believe everyone is entitled to affordable medications."

“I believe everyone is entitled to affordable medications.”

"I believe everyone is entitled to happiness."

“I believe everyone is entitled to happiness.”

"I believe everyone is entitled to their potential."

“I believe everyone is entitled to their potential.”

"I believe everyone is entitled to opinion."

“I believe everyone is entitled to opinion.”

"I believe everyone is entitled to education."

“I believe everyone is entitled to education.”

 

What do you think everyone is entitled to?

Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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– Paal

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