Racial Justice

On our blog, 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 Sargent Shriver or about one of the issues he cared about? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Dec 28

What I Learned from Doing Art in Prison

by John Dukes

John Dukes is a proud New Yorker who represents Southside, Jamaica, Queens wherever he goes. He’s happily married and has three adult children. John, a graduate of Mercy College, is a staunch advocate for criminal justice reform. He is the co-founder of the grassroots organization Speak Ya Truth,...

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Dec 21

The Performativity of Self Care

by Aisha Sidibe

Aisha Sidibe is a writer of Haitian, Cuban, Ivorian, Malian, and New York heritage. She received an MFA in nonfiction writing from Hunter College and during her years as adjunct professor at the City University of New York, received praise for her classroom treatment of complex topics, including...

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Dec 14

Eviction: A Looming Pandemic for Black Americans

by Mary Blair

Mary Blair is a Fulbright alumna and recent graduate of the University of Chicago, where she studied Political Science and Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies. Mary completed the Shriver Fellowship for Leadership in Public Service through the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute and the Institute of...

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Dec 07

Why Would White People Care about This?

by Pia Wilson

Pia Wilson is a writer. Her plays have been developed and produced in theaters domestically and abroad. In television, she is developing projects with Sony and ABC Studios and has worked as a writer on National Geographic’s forthcoming Genius: Aretha limited series and BET’s ...

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Aug 31

Sargent Shriver on Race and Civil Rights

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver had much to say about racial justice throughout his career. Here is a collection of some of his most poignant speeches on the topic. We hope our community will find value in these words as we continue to strive together towards justice for all of us.Exploring the Future of Racial...

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Aug 10

Break Out Your Mirrors

by Nabil Viñas

Nabil Viñas (AEA) is an actor, screenwriter, and producer born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City with parents from Moca in the Dominican Republic. He facilitates training in SEL and Restorative Justice through the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. Nabil...

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Aug 03

Shaped by Shriver

by Eric Ford

Eric N. Ford - Originally from Virginia and a graduate of Hampton University with a B.A. in sociology (1993), and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in the nonprofit sector from UMBC, Eric has more than 25 years of experience in the human services field in the Baltimore metropolitan area.  ...

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Jul 27

An Argument for Defunding the Police

by Romario R. Ricketts

Romario R. Ricketts is a Macaulay Scholar and Political Science student at Lehman College/CUNY. Most recently, he interned at the ACLU and Brennan Center for Justice, where he worked on a broad range of pressing civil liberties issues, including voting, immigrants’, and prisoner’s rights. The...

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