Last Updated: Oct 2, 2014
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Looking for more social justice resources? This page contrains free resources available on the web. While these resources have been selected by the reference librarians, they are not necessarily academic resources.
- A History of Social Welfare
A digital collection, curated by Cornell University Library, featuring manuscripts, early journals, narratives, reports, letters, photographs, prints, paintings, audio and video clips that document the history of social welfare in the United States.
- Ad Busters
A global network of activists who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age
- AIDS Education Global Information System
Designed to facilitate access and preserve a global history of the HIV/AIDS pandemic
- American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU works in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the unalienable individual rights and liberties secured by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
- Censored: Wielding the Red Pen (University of Virginia)
Examines the history of censorship in the United States, including all areas of study
- Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Documents instances of media bias and censorship
- Families USA: The Voice for Health Care Consumers
A national nonprofit, non-partisan organization committee to the achievement of high-quality and affordable health care for all Americans
An organization dedicated to "bearing witness" to environmental destruction in a peaceful and nonviolent manner, and to using non-violent confrontation to raise the level and awareness of public debate.
- Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dedicated to protecting human health and the environment through research, teaching, studying the environmental issues and developing regulations based on laws that are passed.
- Institute for Liberty and Democracy
We at the Institute for Liberty and Democracy envision a world where the majority of people can fully participate in a national and global economy by having access to property and business rights. We seek bottom-up reforms that are derived from an understanding and recognition of existing extralegal systems and customs.
- ProPublica: Journalism in the Public Interest
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.”
- United Nations - Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council was created by the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006 with the main purpose of addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them.
- Action Aid
Our work seeks to create and sustain better futures by providing relief from disasters and conflicts, empowering women, fighting hunger, holding governments accountable, and making education accessible.
These centers for social justice, similar in nature to RU's Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation Studies, are located at peer institutions that were identified during the 2012-13 Institutional Strategic Planning process.
- Rockford University | Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement
Strives to provide programs that help prepare students for fulfilling lives, careers and participation in a modern and changing global society.
- Robert Morris University | ICenter
Robert Morris University's ICenter allows students to work as consultants with real clients in an authentic work environment, which will be valuable to students in their professional careers. An entrepreneurial experiential learning institute & academic program.
- University of St. Francis | Challenge Center
The USF Challenge Center provides high-impact transformative learning experiences. We are guided by the principles that: learning can and should be fun; challenge motivates change; reflection is central to learning; shared learning builds community.