Full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs.  Social justice includes a vision of society in which the distribution of resources is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure...a society in which individuals are both self determining (able to develop their full capacities) and interdependent (capable of interacting democratically with others). 

(Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Bell, 1997, p3)