This guide is a collection of resources collected throughout REL353: Social Justice & Community Organizing, a course taught by Dr. Maureen O'Connell in Fall 2020. Throughout the course, students worked in action teams; action teams are groups of community organizers that share a set of concerns to create campaigns on various issues and problems. The three action teams students were a part of this semester were COVID-19, Anti-Racism, and Voter Engagement. Students were tasked with finding resources that connected their action teams to other social justice issues: LGBTQ+ rights, public education, immigration, environmental justice, and criminal justice reform. Additionally students found resources that connected their action teams to our Lasallian tradition. The connectedness and overlapping of the action teams and the other social justice issues displays the intersectionality of justice.
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Intersectionality can be described as the interconnectedness of various categorizations and topics. Justice can be described as fairness and equity.
Intersectional justice is the idea that all social justice issues and related topics are interconnected, both in their ways of disadvantaging certain populations but also in the fight for justice.