Social Justice

Social justice is “the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political, and social rights and opportunities. To study social justice is to learn about the problems that dramatically impact quality of life for certain populations, and how people have worked to solve those problems.” An important element at any stage of education, and central to the mission and values of St. Mary’s Academy, social justice has a particular resonance with adolescents eager to explore their self-identity and place in the world.

Faculty: Christina Garcia - Spanish 7

Dates Offered

April 12, 2019

Explore More

Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?

  • TED Talks: Adam Foss, prosecutor in Boston’s Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, talks about his vision for a better criminal justice system.

  • Movie night: The inspiring movie 42 depicts Jackie Robinson navigating racial hostilities during major league baseball’s 1946 and 1947 seasons.

Day trip: The Mizel Museum offers a variety of exhibits and events designed to address issues of social justice and encourage positive change

Why Now?

In the midst of the last two months of the school year, this seminar is designed to give sixth-grade students a preview of the year to come. Taught by seventh-grade faculty, this seminar on social justice previews topics and themes students will explore during their seventh-grade year in the SMA Middle School.