Poverty Law

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!

Feb 22

The Legacy of John Lewis

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week pays tribute to Congressman John Lewis (February 21, 1940-July 17, 2020), who was born 82 years ago this week. As we enter the final week of Black History Month, we remember Lewis for his unflinching courage in supporting justice for all.On April 27, 2001, the Shriver...

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Jan 31

How Do We Transform Our Justice System?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that too many of us experience representatives across the justice system -- police, attorneys, judges, political figures -- not as protectors and upholders of justice, but as a "source of danger and symbol of oppression." Speaking about the Legal...

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Apr 05

"Justice Now"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that to truly achieve justice, we must proactively address the limitations in our systems that prevent people from living a peaceful, healthy, sustainable life.Speaking about the Legal Services program to the Illinois State Bar Association in 1966, Sargent Shriver...

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Oct 26

A Message About Justice from the Campaign Trail

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week, from Sargent Shriver's 1972 Vice Presidential campaign, makes a statement about justice that continues to feel timely, and urgent, in 2020.In an explosive and sweeping campaign speech to Black broadcasters at the National Association of Radio and Television Announcers,...

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Sep 24

"For All Who Struggle for Justice"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates those who dedicate themselves to the fight for greater justice. Sargent Shriver’s statement reminds us that it is essential to protect the liberty and quality of life of all people who come into contact with our justice system.  This quote comes from an...

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Dec 11

On Human Rights

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On December 10, the world celebrated Human Rights Day in observance of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We think this is the perfect occasion to remember Sargent Shriver's contributions in this area. We invite you to read Sarge's Speech at the University of Notre Dame...

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