Social justice is an interactive process, not an outcome, in which members of a community seek:
- fair (re)distribution of resources opportunities and responsibilities
- challenge the roots of oppression and injustice
- empower all people to exercise self-determination and realize their full potential
- and build social solidarity and community capacity for collaborative action (School of Social Welfare, University of California, 2011).
It is based off the principle that all individuals, groups, and communities are equal and thus are entitled regardless of gender, race, wealth, sexuality or heritage to receive fair and just treatment.