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Oscar Craze: Justice Implications

It was a busy week in the ISN office, but we are not slave drivers (that would be counter-mission - right!?). In an effort to savor some of the excitement of the Oscar craze this week, we asked our interns Sadie and McKenzae to take a couple minutes and think about movies from the past year that in their view have social justice implications. They offered a few suggestions below and also listed a number of their all-time "social justice movie favorites." Of course, we would love to hear your ideas as well!
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Oscars - Got Solidarity?

As households across the country prepare to watch stars strut down the red carpet at the Oscars tonight, we thought it was appropriate to remember a few films that have inspired new understandings of solidarity with our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
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2.20.12 | World Day of Social Justice

February 20, 2012, marks the fifth anniversary of the World Day of Social Justice, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. The day occurring on the General Assembly's opening of each new yearly session, recognizes that social development and social justice are indispensable for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security within and among nations and that, in turn, social development and social justice cannot be attained in the absence of peace and security or in the absence of respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms.