World Day of Social Justice (Guest Blogger: Alexis Ceja)
Alexis Ceja is a senior at the University of Central Missouri. She will be graduating in December with a degree in Digital Media Production and an emphasis in audio, and a minor in communications. Alexis currently works with KD The Photographer and The Dream 816 as their Social Media / Visual Content Coordinator. She is passionate about creative directing, and loves being behind the camera or in the studio.
Did you know there was a such thing as World Day of Social Justice?
The big day has been observed globally since February 20, 2009. This day is to raise awareness about social injustice done throughout the world and to promote solutions/improvements. Some of the social developments are aimed at social justice, solidarity, harmony, and equality among and within countries.
Social Justice observers are encouraged to raise their voice against social injustice and promote social justice to bring various communities internationally together. One of the main goals is to eliminate poverty, gender and physical discrimination, illiteracy, religious discrimination, etc. to make a socially integrated society. This day is not to be celebrated as a holiday, but more to be observed as day for protestors peacefully fighting against injustice.
Social justice is an important principle for any possibility of peaceful and prosperous coexistence within/among nations. The theme for 2019 is ‘If you want Peace and Development, Work for Social Justice’ how would you like to see this theme captured? How about a film, or artwork, what about poetry?
Mark your calendars for February 20, 2020 and show your support/awareness for social justice around the world. Don’t just wait for February, use your voice to fight against all social injustice creating barriers for peace TODAY.