World Day of Social Justice
Social Justice is equal access for all citizens to wealth, opportunities, education and personal safety within a society.
"Social justice may be broadly understood as the fair and compassionate distribution of the fruits of economic growth.”
- United Nations
“Social justice... imposes on each of us a personal responsibility to work with others to design and continually perfect our institutions as tools for personal and social development.”
- Center for Economic and Social Justice
By boldly illustrating young women disguising themselves as young men, this PSA calls attention to the grave issue of women's safety and equal opportunity in India.
Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize winner who founded the Grameen Bank, which gives bank loans to poor entrepreneurs.
Chen Guangcheng, nicknamed the "Barefoot Lawyer," is a blind Chinese civil rights activist who focuses on women's rights, the welfare of the poor, and land rights.
Iqbal Masih was a Pakistani child slave who escaped and became an activist against child labor.
Listen & Read Along
Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who worked with Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers. [Also Available in Spanish]
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar
Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Victoria Murphy.
Organizer created on 2/6/2014 12:43:32 PM by Becky Miller
Last edited 2/18/2020 3:50:25 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel