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Zahnow Library & COVID-19 - Library Resource Use: Coronavirus & Social Justice

This page was created to help students and faculty with their Library and Research needs during COVID-19 health and safety measures.

Bias Response at SVSU

In an email sent Wednesday, March 11th to the SVSU community, President Donald Bachand stated...
"Please remember that race or ethnicity has no bearing on the likelihood of becoming sick or transmitting disease".


Social Justice and Disaster Management

The Oxford Dictionary of Disaster Management defines social justice as:

The equal and just distribution of resources and opportunities. The resources of a society, including sustainability and disaster resilience, are never equally distributed, and the concept of social justice can be used to discuss these distributive issues. Poor households, for example, are more likely to be exposed to natural hazards and are more likely to succumb to these hazards than richer households. Although much ambiguity surrounds the concept of justice, there is a shared consensus that disaster management should extend beyond saving lives and protecting key infrastructures to also pursue equity and justice in disaster policies. Ideas of social justice in disaster management underlie the humanitarian principles.

- Rubin, O., & Dahlberg, R. social justice. In A Dictionary of Disaster Management. : Oxford University Press.

Articles on Bias and Xenophobia

Diversity Office at SVSU

Asian Pacfic American Labor Alliance - COVID-19

Wash your hands of germs and xenophobia poster

Guide Adaptation

This Guide was adapted from the Portland University State Library COVID-19 Research Guide by Portland State University Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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