• Social Justice Definitions for Vestal

    Social Justice: taking action towards a society where all hungry are fed, all sick are cared for, children are educated, the environment is treasured, and we treat each other with love, empathy, and equity.

    Social Justice: means to be kind and fair and to take action when needed ( used in 1st grade)

    Social Justice: Social means all of us together and Justice means helping others if they fall down (2nd grade student)

    Justice: the quality of being just; righteous, equitable free from favoritism or self-interest or bias

    Bias: prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.

    Prejudice: an opinion that is formed without knowing or considering all the facts or unfair treatment toward a person or group without cause or reason.

    Individual Identity: the set of qualities and beliefs that make one person unique and different from others

    Family Identity: the set of qualities and beliefs that make a family unique and different different from others

    Community: a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.

    Equity: fairness or justice in the way people are treated

    Empathy: the human quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it.

    Diversity: understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences.

    Local Action: doing something/taking action that impacts the community