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John Lewis Institute for Social Justice

John Lewis Institute
for Social Justice

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Contact Information

Davidson Hall, Room 119
860.832.1652

Dean, Dr. Robert S. Wolff

Co-Director
Willard-DiLoreto Hall, Room D 303
860.832.2604
wolffr@ccsu.edu 

Dr. Evelyn Newman Phillips

Co-Director
Bassett Hall, Room 416
860.832.2616
PhillipsE@ccsu.edu

Our Definition of Social Justice

Social Justice:

Social justice is a communal effort dedicated to creating and sustaining a fair and equal society in which each person and all groups are valued and affirmed. It encompasses efforts to end systemic violence and racism and all systems that devalue the dignity and humanity of any person. It recognizes that the legacy of past injustices remains all around us, so therefore promotes efforts to empower individual and communal action in support of restorative justice and the full implementation of human and civil rights. Social justice imperatives also push us to create a civic space defined by universal education and reason and dedicated to increasing democratic participation.

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