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World Day of Social Justice

On February 20, 2017, the Social Justice and Diversity Initiatives (SJDI) Committee of Housing and Residence Life invite everyone to celebrate World Day of Social Justice.

Join us for The World Day of Social Justice for our UNCG campus and community, from 12-2 p.m. at the Moran Commons and the Fountain. We are excited to celebrate the diversity and inclusion in our Spartan Nation. The event will include intentional and interactive dialogue centered around not only breaking barriers of inequality but building bridges to foster and sustain the acknowledgement and appreciation of our various identities.

This year’s World Day of Social Justice event focuses on breaking down socially-constructed myths and assumptions associated with one’s identity. Participants are encouraged to come together to dismantle barriers of misunderstanding and to unite to build more inclusive and educated communities of humanity.


The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly

As recognized by the World Summit, social development aims at social justice, solidarity, harmony and equality within and among countries and social justice, equality and equity constitute the fundamental values of all societies. To achieve “a society for all” governments made a commitment to the creation of a framework for action to promote social justice at national, regional and international levels. They also pledged to promote the equitable distribution of income and greater access to resources through equity and equality and opportunity for all.

– Excerpted from the
United Nations World Day of Social Justice Day site.