Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Get Involved in the Social Justice Challenge

I'd like to introduce you to the Social Justice Challenge, unless you have found it already! This challenge is running all year, and each month is devoted to a different social justice issue.

The monthly issues are:
January - religious freedom
February - water
March - domestic violence and child abuse
April - hunger
May - AIDS crisis
June - genocide
July - poverty
August - illiteracy and education
September - modern day slavery
October - homelessness and refugees
November - women's rights
December - child soldiers and children in war

Now I'm guessing that at least one of these issues strikes a chord with you.

The aim of the challenge is for participants to educate themselves about these areas of social injustice. I'm really looking forward to learning more, and gaining the information and tools that I need to change the world for the better.

For each monthly theme, the hosts of the challenge have put together book lists and recommendations, along with links to websites. For January (click here to view the recommendations), I have chosen to read Geraldine Brooks' Nine Parts of Desire. Stay tuned for my comments...

2 comments:

vvb32 reads said...

i like this challenge. definitely a great way to become more aware and informed. i think i may give it a go too.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am excited about this challenge and finally have my January post up today.