Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Social Justice Challenge: Introductory Post

2010 Social Justice Reading Challenge


This challenge was put together by Amy @ My Friend Amy, Hannah @ Word Lily and Natasha @ Maw Books and I think it looks fantastic!


This is a slightly different challenge in that each month participants are asked to read and take action around one specific topic. Here are the topics:

During the year of this challenge, we will be focusing each month on a different topic.  These themes are (in monthly order from January to December):

  1. Religious Freedom
  2. Water
  3. Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
  4. Hunger
  5. AIDS crisis
  6. Genocide
  7. Poverty
  8. Illiteracy and Education
  9. Modern Day Slavery
  10. Homelessness & Refugees
  11. Women’s Rights
  12. Child Soldiers and Children in War

Participants can choose between different levels of participation each month depending on interest in topic and time available. The levels are:


Activist–At this level you are agreeing to participate fully in the activities of the month. You will read at least one full length book as well as choosing something from the other media list. You will also complete an action step. By signing up for the challenge, you agree to do a minimum of 3 months at this level. You do not have to decide which months in advance.

Intern–You agree to either read something from the reading resources (it can be an essay or children’s book) or choose to do something from the other media list. You will complete an action step. You do not have to decide which months in advance.

Volunteer– You agree to read at least one of the recommended blog posts, essays or shorter novels. You will complete an action step. You do not have to decide in advance which months they will be.

Observer — Need a break? Just follow along with the blog for the month. This month has no commitment level. You can only do a maximum of three months at this level.


When joining you commit to taking part for the full twelve months but you can decide which level on a month by month basis.


There are some topics that I am really really interested in, such as Education & Illiteracy and Women’s Rights. There are also topics I know little about that I am interested in exploring further. This should be really interesting and educational.


Natasha @ Maw Books said...

So excited that you'll be joining the challenge!! It's going to be a great year!

WordLily said...

I'm excited that you're joining us for this! I'm looking forward to 2010.

Rebecca Reid said...

I might have to do this at some point in 2010! I'm interested in the world hunger issue.