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Social Justice

  1. 1. So  you  want  to  work  for  the   greater  good.     YJA  WEBINAR 1/26/2014 HETALI  LODAYA  +  SHIKHAR  SHAH
  2. 2. Some  notes • We  love  Twi7er!   •  @HetaliLodaya,  @YJAtweets,  #YJA   • We  love  quesCons!   •  Use  the  chatbox  funcCon  in  the  webinar  soHware   • We  love  new  friends!   •  Feel  free  to  get  in  touch  with  us  aHer  today:   •  etali.lodaya@yja.org,  shikhar.shah@yja.org    
  3. 3. What  do  we  mean?     •  Volunteering and ‘giving back’ mean so many different things •  It’s about what you do with your time, money, and other resources
  4. 4. What  are  these  words?   • Social  jusCce  –  “promoCng  a  just   society  by  challenging  injusCce   and  valuing  diversity”1   • Volunteering   • Social  entrepreneurship   • FoundaCons   • Think  tanks   • Buying  local  –  one  example   1. http://gjs.appstate.edu/social-justice-and-human-rights/what-social-justice
  5. 5. What  does  it  mean  to  ‘volunteer’?     •  Your thoughts!
  6. 6. Things  to  look  for  in  a  volunteer  org   • Are  they  community  based?   • What’s  the  funding  structure?   • What’s  the  leadership  structure?   • Describe  their  programs/past   work  with  people  like  you?  
  7. 7. Things  to  look  for  when  giving/donaCng   • Dan  Pallo7a:  The  Way  We  Think  About  Charity  is  Dead  Wrong   • h7p://www.ted.com/talks/ dan_pallo7a_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong.htm l    
  8. 8. Big  players  in  social  entrepreneurship   • Conveners:  Ashoka,  Echoing  Green,  StarCngBloc   • College  orgs:  Nourish,  Kairos,  Net  Impact   • Businesses:  TOMS,  Warby  Parker,  B  Corps,  etc.  
  9. 9. Making  volunteerism  >  a  calendar  entry     • EaCng  local   • Making  people  smile   • Guerilla  volunteering   You  o%en  say,  "I  would  give,  but  only  to  the  deserving."   The  trees  in  your  orchard  say  not  so,  nor  the  flocks  in  your   pasture.  They  give  that  they  may  live,  for  to  withhold  is  to   perish.  Surely  he  who  is  worthy  to  receive  his  days  and  his  nights  is   worthy  of  all  else  from  you.    And  he  who  has  deserved  to  drink  from   the  ocean  of  life  deserves  to  fill  his  cup  from  your  liDle  stream.    And   what  desert  greater  shall  there  be  than  that  which  lies  in  the   courage  and  the  confidence,  nay  the  charity,  of  receiving?     And  who  are  you  that  men  should  rend  their  bosom  and  unveil  their   pride,  that  you  may  see  their  worth  naked  and  their  pride   unabashed?     See  first  that  you  yourself  deserve  to  be  a  giver,  and  an  instrument   of  giving.    For  in  truth  it  is  life  that  gives  unto  life  -­‐  while  you,  who   deem  yourself  a  giver,  are  but  a  witness.  -­‐The  Prophet  by  Kahlil   Gibran
  10. 10. What  makes  all  of  this  Jain?     -­‐maitri/karuna  bhavana     -­‐Parasparopagraho  jivanam     -­‐9  types  of  punya     -­‐ACthi  samvibhag  vrat     -­‐and  more!    
  11. 11. How  can  you  get  involved/quesCons?  

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