By Dr. Kathleen Maas Weigert
Is there such a thing as “social justice”? How do people define it? Is it important, and if so, why and to whom? Can we talk about ‘advancing’ social justice? These questions have puzzled and preoccupied me for as long as I can remember. I look around the world — the ‘glocal’ (the global and the local combined) world as someone suggested — and see how interdependent we all are. What happens in Chile, China and Congo affects me in one way or another, as do events right here in my home city of Chicago.