Archive for March, 2013

“Philippines: Groupon Supports Girls’ Empowerment Through School Meals” from World Food Programme

Posted on: March 27th, 2013

Groupon and the UN World Food Programme are launching a daily deal across Southeast Asia to support girl empowerment through school meals.

“First Black Firefighters Museum Clears Hurdle” from Huffington Post

Posted on: March 27th, 2013

An ordinance was approved to provide space for the first black firefighters museum to be created in Chicago.

“The Small, Dark Room” from Erasing the Distance

Posted on: March 27th, 2013

Erasing the Distance has created a show in partnership with Chicago organizations to depict the lives of Asian Americans affected by mental health issues.

Social Justice is Alive

Posted on: March 27th, 2013

By Maddy VanderVeen
School of Social Work ’14
Jumpstart Team Leader

Social Justice is alive.
She is shy. Her intervention is subtle. She guides the words of the educator teaching her young students to talk out their conflicts and embrace their diversity…

REGISTER FOR THE “BUILDING PEACE IN CHICAGO” CONFERENCEN TODAY! See the above tab or go to for more information, including registration!

Posted on: March 18th, 2013

Join Loyola University Chicago in honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) Encyclical by attending […]

“March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food” from Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

From March 3 through March 17, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is leading a march from Fort Myers, Florida to Lakeland, Florida to advocate for farm worker’s rights.

“Make Hazing Stop: A Plea for Support Against Hazing and Bullying” from Social Justice Resolutions

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

After her child was affected by bullying, one mother fights for justice through new laws and awareness.

“Grow Change Campaign could bring more ‘real food’ to Loyola” from Loyola Phoenix

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

Student environmental groups are joining together to push the university to adopt more responsible food purchases by the year 2020 through the Grow Change Campaign.

“Justice for Jonylah” from the Chicago Tribune

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

After the shooting death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins on Tuesday March 12, Chicago communities affected by gun violence pledge to take back their communities and city.

Defining Social Justice

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 1 Comment

By Colleen Kelley
School of Social Work

After four years of volunteering, exposure to social injustice and countless stories from clients, I would define social justice as opportunity and access. As a social work major, I have been thrown onto the front lines of inequality and injustice and have seen social injustice first hand. Prior to my work on the front lines I had no clue what…