If you are new to SFPIRG, you may be wondering: what does social and environmental justice even mean? It might help to contrast charity vs. justice approaches to social problems. A charitable approach to poverty, for instance, might be volunteering in a soup kitchen. A justice approach would be working to end the inequalities that make soup kitchens necessary. Justice approaches to social and environmental problems ask us to think about the root causes of the problems vs. focusing on the symptoms.
As you will see by browsing through our website, all our events and resources have that aim in mind—to better understand the root causes of our social and environmental ailments and to find solutions together.
We hope you will join us!