How to Distinguish Types of Social Justice Issues
Social justice issues can be delineated into two categories, although they are often co-dependent: Inter-Social Treatment and Unequal Government Regulation.
Inter-Social Treatment- this involves treatment of a group(s) of people within the local and regional scale. The basis for this unequal treatment is usually due to a personal belief about that group(s):
Unequal Government Regulation- this involves laws and regulations that purposefully or otherwise, discriminate a group(s) from the same opportunities and resources based on differences that are unique to that group(s):
- Poverty (lacking access to food, clean water, and shelter)
- Death Penalty
- Environmental Rights (racism)
- Access to Health Care
- Labor Laws
- Civil Rights (racism and sexism)
- Access to Education
The Pachamama Alliance and The Issues We Face
The Pachamama Alliance was formed by a partnership with an ingenious tribe of Ecuador, the Achuar. With the looming threat of big oil taking and destroying their home, the Achuar reached out for help.
The Pachamama Alliance’s mission is to change the view of the modern world, in which consumerism is in control and the responsibility for its inevitable consequences are non-existent.
In our case, these consequences are usually a result of unequal government regulation, wherein profit poses more value than people. Corporations are often able to surpass government regulation due to loopholes in within the system. These corporations encourage boundless consumerism and disregard the environmental and social cost. The Achuar, and similar indigenous tribes, are the first to pay the price for this faulty system and will continue to do so if the mindset that drives consumerism is not changed.
Become a Leader of Change
The Awakening The Dreamer Symposium provides a comfortable space to discuss and evaluate the traditional world views that have led us into the environmental and social predicament we are in today. In order to help social justice issues a change in the perception of the modern world and the regulators that enable these unrealistic perceptions is essential. Become and agent of change by joining in our mission to create and environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling world.