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Our blog is the place we share our Quote of the Week as well as other insights about our work and about our community. As our society continues to struggle with some of the same issues that Sargent Shriver focused on -- poverty, racism, inequality, war -- we believe it's important to share our stories with each other. Do you have a story to share about Sarge? Has his work influenced you? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Jul 13

"The only just, fundamental, and permanent remedy" for discrimination

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks the seventh anniversary of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Although spoken 64 years ago, Sargent Shriver's words remind us of one of Black Lives Matter's fundamental messages: that we cannot rest until we achieve equal justice and protection for our African American...

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Jul 13

Here We Go

by Chuk Obasi

Chuk Obasi is an actor, writer, director and choreographer who has written or co-written over 15 theatrical works, including plays, musicals, screen plays, and operas. He is currently the Artistic Director at TÉA Productions, a Company Member with The Private Theatre, a Company...

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Jul 07

We Called it a War: Sargent Shriver’s Recently Discovered, Lost Memoir to be Published January 2021 By RosettaBooks

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

The Architect of the War on Poverty’s First-Hand Account of America’s Struggle against Economic Inequality is Rediscovered Posthumously after 50 Years New York, NY, July 08, 2020— We Called It A War captures Sargent Shriver’s...

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Jul 06

A "Declaration of Interdependence"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week asks us to move beyond the "declaration of independence" on which the United States was founded 244 years ago this week. It summons us to make a declaration of something more powerful and transformative: interdependence.Sargent Shriver spoke these words in his 1975...

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Jun 29

Thinking about Environmental Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week stresses the importance of working together to protect our environment from the many human-made threats that are endangering life on Earth. Taking action to create a cleaner, healthier environment is important for all of us. And, as we continue to explore the ways in which...

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Jun 22

"The crisis of health care in America today"

Our Quote of the Week highlights a problem that is as true in America in 2020 as it was when Sargent Shriver spoke these words in 1967: that our for-profit health care system does not allow all of us to have equal access to care.Sargent Shriver spoke these words at the first American Medical...

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Jun 15

The Cost of White Supremacy

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week shines a light on a basic truth: that to continue to uphold white supremacy in the United States is ultimately destructive for all of us.In 1957, Sargent Shriver spoke these words at Saints Faith, Hope and Charity Church. He was the head of the Public School Board and the...

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Jun 08

Altering People's Experience of "Law and Order"

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that too many of us experience representatives of law enforcement and of the legal system -- police, attorneys, judges, mayors -- not as protectors and upholders of justice, but as a "source of danger and symbol of oppression." The quote also calls...

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