How to Be A Social Justice Advocate: Create Positive Change in Your Home, Community, and World (Paperback)

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How to Be A Social Justice Advocate: Create Positive Change in Your Home, Community, and World (Paperback)


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Take action to promote social justice with help from this practical guide

Social justice is about uplifting and empowering underserved and marginalized communities impacted by systems of oppression. While believing in equity and fairness is easy, taking action and doing your part requires work. This book is filled with practical, real-world advice that shows you how to serve and support your community through activism. You'll discover concrete steps you can take in 4 key areas that determine well-being and livelihood for all groups of people: education, economic stability, health, and safety.

This standout among social justice books encourages you to:
  • Get involved—Examine your intentions and unconscious biases, take stock of your strengths and interests, and consider important historical contexts when involving yourself in social justice work.
  • See justice in action—Read relatable stories about real-life social justice wins to help inspire your own activism.
  • Engage with others—Social justice is only possible when in community with others. Find tips on involving friends, family, and other community members in respectful and sustainable ways.

Promote social justice and help create meaningful change with How to Be a Social Justice Advocate.
ALICIA-RAHEMA MOOLTREY, known as Rahema, is an educator, social worker, community organizer, and activist from Boston, Massachusetts. Due to her life struggles, she became motivated to help empower others to push forward toward health and balance as a means of fighting against oppressive systems in society.
Product Details ISBN: 9781638071099
ISBN-10: 1638071098
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
Pages: 160
Language: English
"If you want to put your social justice values into practice, this is your book. Rahema Mooltrey's wise, encouraging yet no-nonsense voice guides readers to understand what it means to work for change—from honest self-examination to unflinching wrestling with systemic, historic inequities. In this very accessible book, she uses personal stories to illuminate larger frameworks and gives practical pointers for how to get started. Everyone—whether you're new to activism or an old-timer—will find invaluable information and insights." —May Louie, lifelong activist-organizer and faculty at Tufts Univ. & NeighborWorks America

"A. Rahema Mooltrey's How to be a Social Justice Advocate gives key insight into the layers necessary for humankind to support critical causes. Through an intimate and empirical lens, this book allows readers to explore their personal objectives in being a part of social justice movements while creating context of what 'the work' is. Centering equity, justice, safety, and health, Mooltrey inspires readers to do the inner work to create authentic and holistic change in the communities and the greater world. How to be a Social Justice Advocate shows us we are all connected, particularly in equitable and inequitable ways—in just and unjust ways, and we must use our connections to create positive change and transformation within our overarching society." —Lisa V. Betty, historian, educator and writer

"What has excited me about Rahema's book and her life is the testimony she gives to the pursuit of justice. This simple and sophisticated handbook invites multiple young people to share this journey and a passion to change the world. It is so well done and gives us an educational tool to empower young people to join us on this important journey." —Sr. Margaret A. Leonard, MSW and honorary doctorate in social work