Quotes About Injustice

I did some searching on internet to find instances of social injustice.  I came across this website of 165 quotes of injustice.  Here are some:

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Charles Darwin

“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.”
Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle
Pierce Brown

“Man cannot be freed by the same injustice that enslaved it.”
Pierce Brown, Red Rising
Julian Assange

“One of the best ways to achieve justice is to expose injustice.”
Julian Assange
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March, 2014 · 9:49 pm

Kelowna’s High Cost of Housing

Research I conducted in 2011, showed that Kelowna has one of the most expensive housing markets in Canada, “Partly as a consequence of rapid population increases in the last two decades or so, Kelowna is now the fifth most expensive housing market in Canada, behind Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria (Kelowna Cost of Living, 2010).  The cost of housing has increased to a point were accommodation is unaffordable for some segments of the city`s population, including seniors, youth, and immigrants (McEwan and Teixeira, 2012). Housing affordability may even determine who can afford to move to the city (Teixeira, 2009).”

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Man’s Best Friend Doesn’t Care If You’re Homeless

Homelessness is prevalent in most (if not all) cities across Canada.  This photo shows a homeless man with his dog in Kelowna’s City Park.

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March, 2014 · 9:03 pm

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

For over nine years (six as President of a conference) I volunteered my time to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic voluntary organisation of lay men and women who dedicate their time to providing personal help to people in any kind of need. Our work is based on direct, one-to-one interaction with people in need, no matter what their origin or belief.  We provided a great service to the poor of our community and I have great memories of the work and friendships made during my time with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

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March, 2014 · 6:04 am

Lisa Marie and Elvis Presley singing, ‘In the Ghetto’

This youtube video was very effective is addressing crime and poverty that is prevalent with ghettos.

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March, 2014 · 5:53 am

“Sometimes it’s…

“Sometimes it’s easy to walk by because we know we can’t change someone’s whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.”
― Mike Yankoski

I found this quote to be very profound.  The quote reminded of this saying, ‘To the world we may be one person, but to one person we may be the world’.  If everyone takes a little time out of their busy days to offer a kindness to someone who is less fortunate then the world would be a lot better place to live.

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March, 2014 · 5:30 am

Aging gracefully : a case study of seniors in Kelowna’s housing market

My Master of Arts – Interdisciplinary Studies covered the discplines of Human Geography, Sociology and Social Work.  At the end of my course work I undertook several months of research that culminated in the writing of my thesis titled, ‘Aging gracefully : a case study of seniors in Kelowna’s housing market’.  My thesis explored the most salient housing issues experienced by seniors as homeowners and renters living in the city of Kelowna, British Columbia.  Barriers and challenges in obtaining and maintaining their housing, housing affordability, and aging-in-place were the primary issues discussed.

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March, 2014 · 4:16 am