Social justice (general)

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One day in the story of social (in-)justice

November 11th, 2013   

One day recently, as I turned the pages of my morning newspaper, I found myself thinking: “I should do a Facebook post on that. And that. And that.” And so it went. Until I had a list so long it was way too long for a Facebook post. I wrote it anyway, and then decided to reproduce it on my blog as well. So, here is my list of ten items from one day in the news of social (in-)justice…Joan Beckwith.

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2020socialjustice is ONE YEAR OLD

November 1st, 2013   

A year ago I knew little about communication technology, and the internet offered possibilities that were both attractive and terrifying. Having survived the first year, I am sufficiently encouraged to continue. I hope 2020socialjustice will become increasingly interactive during its second year, and warmly invite you to get involved. Best Themis blessings, Joan Beckwith.

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Sustaining ideas at election time

September 9th, 2013   

This collection of brief posts first appeared on the 2020socialjustice Facebook page leading up to, and immediately following, the Australian federal election on 7 September 2013, in which Tony Abbott, leader of the Liberal Party, became Prime Minister of Australia. My hope is that this next term of federal politics will mobilise people power…Joan Beckwith.

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Six reasons for a social justice award

September 4th, 2013   

There is probably no need to justify a social justice student award, but in this post I talk about some of my reasons for establishing one. I want the award to say that social justice work is valued, and valuable, and will continue to be so into the future. Eligible students are completing the third year of a (five-year) combined degree (at RMIT University) in psychology and social work…Joan Beckwith.

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Social justice with or without social media

July 16th, 2013   

Why would anyone connect social media, Nelson Mandela, power, wealth, corruption and poverty in Liberia? Not obvious perhaps, but they were all parts of a recent conversation that left me wanting to pull the threads together…Joan Beckwith.

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Voting for social justice

June 14th, 2013   

On 7 Sep, 2013, we go to the polls in Australia. I want to know candidates’ views on issues of social justice, and have drafted some questions I would like them to answer…Joan Beckwith.

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HALF-BIRTHDAY 2020socialjustice

May 1st, 2013   

It is now six months since I (metaphorically) pushed the start-button on 2020socialjustice. This post reviews the journey, the idea, and the issues covered, inviting suggestions for getting more people more involved in creating conversations…Joan Beckwith.

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Abortion, marriage, guns, and inconsistency

January 15th, 2013   

My positions on abortion, marriage equality, and gun ownership are inconsistent, but also unequivocal. The pro-choice-anti-choice tension can be uncomfortable, but for me it is also intractable…Joan Beckwith.

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Christmas letters to Themis

January 5th, 2013   

Twelve letters, one for each day of Christmas, draw attention to world peace; universal needs for food, shelter, and belonging; survival of the planet; eliminating discrimination, worker abuse, and child abuse; contextualising mental health, and opening up discussion of suicide…Joan Beckwith.

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Bullying, asylum seekers, child abuse, anti-discrimination laws…and more

November 25th, 2012   

Workplace bullying, asylum seekers, the royal commission on child sexual abuse, Obama’s reelection, and anti-discrimination legislation are among the topics canvassed in this collation of brief posts that first appeared on the 2020socialjustice Facebook page…Joan Beckwith.

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