“Reading opens new worlds to us and can sometimes expose the injustice in our own. We have all been powerfully moved by the injustice we have learned about in books and decided we wanted to host a reading project that would encourage us to learn more about these issues in the world.”
This is the crux of why we — Natasha, Amy and I — are hosting this, the Social Justice Challenge.
What is it? Each month has a different theme:
February • Water
March • Domestic Violence & Child Abuse
April • Hunger
May • AIDS Crisis
June • Genocide
July • Poverty
August • Illiteracy and Education
September • Modern Day Slavery
October • Homelessness & Refugees
November • Women’s Rights
December • Child Soldiers & Children in War
And each month, in addition to reading selections, we’re also challenging participants to take action, to do something to counteract the injustice we’ve been learning about and highlighting that month.
Why am I a part of the Social Justice Challenge? Well, this is why: I am passionate about social justice. I try to live intentionally, conscious of how my choices and actions impact others. My heart is broken by the pain of others, by the injustice in this world.
Join us! Check out the challenge site, which has tons of resources about the individual themes (with more to come!) (and while you’re there, subscribe!), and subscribe to the challenge Twitter account @read4justice.