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Social justice begins with me



What is a memoir?

A memoir is a narrative, written from the perspective of the author, about an important part of their life. 

Memoir authors choose important moments in their lives and present these moments in a more natural language than a traditional autobiography. Memoirs give more of an insight into the author, their memory of their lives, and the inner thoughts that drive them. 



What is Social Justice?

Social justice can look like many different things and can manifest in many different ways but the main principles of Social Justice are:

  • Equal RIghts
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Equal Treatment

Social justice is creating fairness and equality in the social, institutional, and governmental aspects of humanity. It is recognizing, supporting, preserving, and fighting for EVERY person's basic human rights.  




Databases to help you find more memoirs:

eBook Collection

ProQuest eBook Central



Can't find what you are looking for in our collection?

Don't forget about:

Pascal Delivers

InterLibrary Loan


Check out your public library!

-Library cards are free and there are several locations near campus




Helpful Tips:

  • Use your keywords 

-Make sure to include "memoirs" in your search!

-Other keywords you can use: "social justice", "leaders", "activism"


  • Check through our collection using OneSearch


  • Check out the Memoirs display in the Library Lobby!