According to Webster’s New Millenium Dictionary of English,
||social justice, a noun, is defined as ‘the distribution of advantages and disadvantages within a society.My definition of social justice is illustrated by a phone call I received several months ago from my old friend Eddie, a formerly homeless man. The last time I saw him was in late February 2007, in Columbia-Presbyterian’s cardiac unit. He had dodged yet another metaphoric bullet surviving congestive heart failure. Today he called to tell me that after many years of homelessness and illness, he was finally home in Georgia, reunited with his wife, his children and continuing his ministry as he calls it, to help the poor and disenfranchised. “It’s the least I can do, Jeanne after what Project S.H.A.R.E. and all your kids have done for me and so many others.” Yes, a perfect example of social justice.
The teenagers who have been part of this community of givers have all contributed to helping right what is often a topsy-turvy world of injustice and inequity. Their efforts have been long-lasting and memorable.
This site is dedicated to all those who gave of themselves and to all those who received their many kindnesses.
Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
~ Jeanne Newman