Tag: positive social change

Lessons Learned from John Lewis

With the passing of United States Representative John Lewis last Friday, I was jolted into the following reflections: 1) that a man from very ordinary beginnings can do extraordinary things in a lifetime; 2) how I failed, until his death, to fully appreciate and understand his notable leadership contributions to the civil rights movement and …

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What’s on my Mind – LGBTQ Pride Month

In June of each year, LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated. This monthly distinction is done to acknowledge and honor the Stonewall Riots that took place in New York City in June of 1969. At Stonewall, supporters and gay-rights activists protested harassment and unwarranted persecution by the police and society as a whole. This week, fifty-one …

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