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Author and Activist Spotlight: Michelle Obama

Author and Activist Spotlight: Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama serves as a shining example of service and activism for her fellow Americans. By the time she reached the White House, she already had accomplished a lot; before becoming the first African American First Lady of the United States, she...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Cokie Roberts

Author and Activist Spotlight: Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts, considered a pioneer for female journalists and one of the most recognized political correspondents of the century, passed away from complications due to breast cancer on September 17, 2019. In her wake, she leaves behind a legacy of authorship and...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Mary Wollstonecraft

Author and Activist Spotlight: Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft was a literary figure of the eighteenth century who strove for the emancipation of women through education. Her personal life was also unconventional as Mary was fiercely independent in her loves, lifestyle, and convictions. In her fiction, she...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Malala Yousafzai

Author and Activist Spotlight: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was born with advocacy in her blood and justice on her mind. Her father, an educator and activist for women’s educational rights, established Khushal Girls High School and College in Mingora, Pakistan, and it was on her way home from this very school...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Naomi Klein

Author and Activist Spotlight: Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein's name has become synonymous with outspoken activism, a reputation she has earned through her work as a journalist and author. She has published several books that topped the New York Times bestseller list, and have been translated into dozens of languages...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Gertrude Stein

Author and Activist Spotlight: Gertrude Stein

One of the most iconic female activists of the early 20th century is Gertrude Stein. In addition to being a notable author and activist, she is also famous for her unique personality and style. Born in 1874 in Allegheny Pennsylvania, Stein was the youngest of five...

The Language of Justice: Activist June Jordan

The Language of Justice: Activist June Jordan

Poetry is not just for renaissance shepherds trying to woo a maiden faire. The unique format of the medium allows activists to speak out against injustice and promote—or rebuke—political systems. Poet, playwright, and essayist June Jordan redefined political activism...

Jane Addams: The Mother of Social Work

Jane Addams: The Mother of Social Work

Jane Addams was a champion of women and the working-class. During her lifetime, Addams was well known for her activism and writing. She was the founder of a progressive settlement, Hull House, which provided immigrants and laborers with education and social services...

The Benefits in Knowing More Than One Language as a Lawyer

The Benefits in Knowing More Than One Language as a Lawyer

Are you a lawyer considering learning a new language? Maybe you wonder if you’ll ever see the effort actually pay off. Although it can be time-consuming and difficult, it’s well worth your time. We live in a country where approximately 52.6 million people speak...