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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!

Aug 03

Remembering John Lewis

Our Quote of the Week pays tribute to Congressman John Lewis (February 14, 1940-July 17, 2020). Although we lost Rep. Lewis to pancreatic cancer in July, his example of leadership and service will continue to guide and inspire us for generations to come.On April 27, 2001, the Shriver Center...

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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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Jul 27

The Dangers of Cynical Leadership

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week, from Sargent Shriver's 1975 announcement of candidacy for President of the United States, has us thinking about the dangers of cynical leadership. As we head towards the 2020 Presidential election and as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, it is imperative that we...

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Jul 20

Sometimes You Must Pick A Side

by Hope Sanders

Hope Sanders is a Harlem native with roots in the deep south of Mississippi. Hope is a Social Work Major at CUNY Lehman with a minor in Political Science. As a member of Justleadership USA and College and Community Fellowship, Hope has lobbied for the restoration of Pell Grants in prison and...

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Jul 20

The Best Guardians of Liberty

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates those who dedicate themselves to the fight for greater justice, whom Sargent Shriver refers to as "the best guardians of liberty". His statement reminds us that we cannot fulfill our promise as a nation until we protect everyone's rights to live life...

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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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