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Unequal Access

The Social Justice pages of the Unitarian Universalist Association's website lists resources for congregations and individuals involved in justice work. Some of the resources involve working with groups of people (such as immigrants) who do not have equal access to resources.

Class Matters, the 2005 special feature in the New York Times, has information on studies that show how class affects several areas of life, such as heath, religion, and education.

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (First Owl Books, 2002).

Fear of Falling by Barbara Ehrenreich (Perennial, 1990).

Hunger

A good book with ideas for justice projects, like the abundance banquet, is Everybody Wants to Change the World by Tony Campolo (Ventura, CA: Regal, 2006).

Oxfam America, an organization working to end hunger and poverty, has materials for conducting a more complete exercise in hunger, a Hunger Banquet (R), and many more activities.

Music for Inspiration

"What It's Like" by Everlast (contains adult language)

"Songs of Joy and Peace" CD by Yo-Yo Ma

"Ode to Joy" by Ludwig van Beethoven

Movies for Inspiration

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006, directed by Gabriele Muccino(

Slumdog Millionaire (2008, directed by Danny Boyle)

Matewan (1987, directed by John Sayles)

Norma Rae (1979, directed by Martin Ritt)

When the Levees Broke (2006, directed by Spike Lee)

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