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My Social Justice Dictionary 150+ Words for Young Changemakers
by Camp Equity

Overview


Featuring words, terms, and ideas for social change, "My Social Justice Dictionary: 150+ Words for Young Changemakers is an indispensable resource for any activist in your life. Written in youth-friendly language, this work includes definitions along with current facts, resources, and suggestions for further study, this resource has been called a "Fantastic resource for ALL ages", "indispensable for (myself as a) teacher helping students navigating the challenges of current day issues" with a "super friendly voice" It is our hope that this dictionary will be a lasting tool in any young person's arsenal while they work to create an equitable world for all. PLUS proceeds from this book go to OkaySo, an incredible nonprofit organization whose app is a vital resource for any human who has questions about their bodies, identities, relationships and selves. So you can feel extra great about buying copies for your whole crew!

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Description


Rather than just tell you what the book's about - why don't we show you?! Please enjoy this section from "How to Use This Book" found in the introduction of "My Social Justice Dictionary."

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The brilliant professor, racial justice advocate, feminist, and social activist bell hooks (who made the radical choice to not capitalize her name) says, "The world would be a paradise of peace and justice if global citizens shared a common definition of love which would guide our thoughts and action." When leading Camp Equity, we realized that there are so many powerful books in this world to read, thought leaders to follow, and movements to be a part of, but that not a lot of the language out there is written for kids your age. Because many of you may not have activists in your family or at your school, we wanted to give you these "common definitions" from which you could explore social justice works.

So, what is actually in this book?!

We want to be honest with you: It was HARD to pick which words to include in this dictionary! But we put our heads together and decided to focus on five main ideas:

  • CHAPTER ONE: Foundations for Justice
  • CHAPTER TWO: Understanding Racism 
  • CHAPTER THREE: Our Bodies, Minds, and Hearts
  • CHAPTER FOUR: The Power of Money
  • CHAPTER FIVE: Protecting the Planet and Her People

Each chapter includes between ten and thirty words, each of which has a definition and a “going further” invitation for further study. These “going further” pieces may ask you to:

  • THINK ABOUT how the word relates to your own life.
  • Encourage you to LEARN something new about how the concept shows up in the world today.
  • Help you DISCOVER other books to read, movies to watch, or information to know about. 

We want to leave you with this quote from South African human rights activist and Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu:

"We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight, all, all, all. We all belong to this family, this human family."

Now that you’re here, you are a part of the family of humans dreaming for that better world. And we are so honored to be a part of your spectacular journey.

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About the author


The concept for this book was birthed by a group of activists then-working for Camp Equity, an organization formed during the pandemic to teach young people about social justice issues by connecting them to grassroots leaders from various movements across the United States. The book itself was written in the winter of 2021-2022 incorporating the work of over twenty changemakers including Camp Equity staff, national experts on topics such as Disability Justice and LGBTQ rights, and middle and high school students! Their names are: Addy Jack, Aditi Bhattacharya, Adrián Gutierrez-Martinez, Alex La Torre, Cameron Bell, Charlie Banning, Cory Greene, Crystal Shelley, Dominique Malone, Elise Schuster, Fatina Nassif, Heather Fuentes, Kaia Hitzeman, Lauren Burke, Mandy Bynum, Michaela Bowen, Quinn Alfred Walls, Sara Minkara, Shay Suresh, Stephanie De La Hoz, Toussaint, and Vanessa Luna!

We received support for the book from an anonymous donor, the Satterberg Foundation, the McBride family in the memory of immigration lawyer and activist Becky McBride, as well as more than 100 supporters via our Kickstarter campaign, all of whom are listed in the back of the book!

When Camp Equity wound down in March of 2022, we transferred our intellectual property to OkaySo, the amazing nonprofit listed above and whose co-founder, Elise Schuster, also helped with the writing of the book! Once we finish paying out staff compensation, all proceeds from this book (which is 50% of every order after Book Baby’s fees) will go to support their work reaching young people in all fifty states around the country!

Interested in learning more about OkaySo? Want to bring members of our team in to teach the Social Justice Dictionary to your community? Have other questions? Reach out to us at [email protected]!  


**If you would like a book but would be unable to afford a copy, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] for a digital edition.

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Book details

Genre:JUVENILE NONFICTION

Subgenre:Social Issues / General (see also headings under Family)

Language:English

Pages:128

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781667860893


Overview


Featuring words, terms, and ideas for social change, "My Social Justice Dictionary: 150+ Words for Young Changemakers is an indispensable resource for any activist in your life. Written in youth-friendly language, this work includes definitions along with current facts, resources, and suggestions for further study, this resource has been called a "Fantastic resource for ALL ages", "indispensable for (myself as a) teacher helping students navigating the challenges of current day issues" with a "super friendly voice" It is our hope that this dictionary will be a lasting tool in any young person's arsenal while they work to create an equitable world for all. PLUS proceeds from this book go to OkaySo, an incredible nonprofit organization whose app is a vital resource for any human who has questions about their bodies, identities, relationships and selves. So you can feel extra great about buying copies for your whole crew!

Read more

Description


Rather than just tell you what the book's about - why don't we show you?! Please enjoy this section from "How to Use This Book" found in the introduction of "My Social Justice Dictionary."

---

The brilliant professor, racial justice advocate, feminist, and social activist bell hooks (who made the radical choice to not capitalize her name) says, "The world would be a paradise of peace and justice if global citizens shared a common definition of love which would guide our thoughts and action." When leading Camp Equity, we realized that there are so many powerful books in this world to read, thought leaders to follow, and movements to be a part of, but that not a lot of the language out there is written for kids your age. Because many of you may not have activists in your family or at your school, we wanted to give you these "common definitions" from which you could explore social justice works.

So, what is actually in this book?!

We want to be honest with you: It was HARD to pick which words to include in this dictionary! But we put our heads together and decided to focus on five main ideas:

  • CHAPTER ONE: Foundations for Justice
  • CHAPTER TWO: Understanding Racism 
  • CHAPTER THREE: Our Bodies, Minds, and Hearts
  • CHAPTER FOUR: The Power of Money
  • CHAPTER FIVE: Protecting the Planet and Her People

Each chapter includes between ten and thirty words, each of which has a definition and a “going further” invitation for further study. These “going further” pieces may ask you to:

  • THINK ABOUT how the word relates to your own life.
  • Encourage you to LEARN something new about how the concept shows up in the world today.
  • Help you DISCOVER other books to read, movies to watch, or information to know about. 

We want to leave you with this quote from South African human rights activist and Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu:

"We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight, all, all, all. We all belong to this family, this human family."

Now that you’re here, you are a part of the family of humans dreaming for that better world. And we are so honored to be a part of your spectacular journey.

---

Read more

About the author


The concept for this book was birthed by a group of activists then-working for Camp Equity, an organization formed during the pandemic to teach young people about social justice issues by connecting them to grassroots leaders from various movements across the United States. The book itself was written in the winter of 2021-2022 incorporating the work of over twenty changemakers including Camp Equity staff, national experts on topics such as Disability Justice and LGBTQ rights, and middle and high school students! Their names are: Addy Jack, Aditi Bhattacharya, Adrián Gutierrez-Martinez, Alex La Torre, Cameron Bell, Charlie Banning, Cory Greene, Crystal Shelley, Dominique Malone, Elise Schuster, Fatina Nassif, Heather Fuentes, Kaia Hitzeman, Lauren Burke, Mandy Bynum, Michaela Bowen, Quinn Alfred Walls, Sara Minkara, Shay Suresh, Stephanie De La Hoz, Toussaint, and Vanessa Luna!

We received support for the book from an anonymous donor, the Satterberg Foundation, the McBride family in the memory of immigration lawyer and activist Becky McBride, as well as more than 100 supporters via our Kickstarter campaign, all of whom are listed in the back of the book!

When Camp Equity wound down in March of 2022, we transferred our intellectual property to OkaySo, the amazing nonprofit listed above and whose co-founder, Elise Schuster, also helped with the writing of the book! Once we finish paying out staff compensation, all proceeds from this book (which is 50% of every order after Book Baby’s fees) will go to support their work reaching young people in all fifty states around the country!

Interested in learning more about OkaySo? Want to bring members of our team in to teach the Social Justice Dictionary to your community? Have other questions? Reach out to us at [email protected]!  


**If you would like a book but would be unable to afford a copy, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] for a digital edition.

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