The concept of social justice is more important than ever with regards to the current state of our planet. Simply stated, social justice is about ensuring the fair distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges in a society and leveling the playing field so that life on planet earth works for everyone.
We currently are witnessing the dysfunction and decline of all our major global systems: The environment, our political system, our banking and monetary systems, our educational system, our food systems – it’s plain to see that these are all fundamentally broken.
The good news is that this situation presents an opportunity to design and implement new systems from the ground up and create a world that is fair and just for everyone, regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation.
Some may dismiss that as unrealistically utopian, but the fact is this:
Everyday people are fed up with the status quo, so much so that we are witnessing a sea change that began with the Occupy movement in 2012. The one requirement is that many more people get “engaged” in the change.
The White Rock Social Justice Film Society’s vision is to raise awareness of social justice issues and inspire people to take action. Our mission is to promote films, and to provide a forum for discussion about social justice issues.
We will press on with our vision and mission by continuing to show social justice films. We will continue to make our films as widely accessible as possible with our “admission by donation” policy – those who do not have the means to donate are welcome, and those who have the means are strongly encouraged to contribute to further the work of social justice in our community.