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Women Leading Change: Profile of Marian Wright Edelman
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Women Leading Change: Profile of Marian Wright Edelman

marian wright edelmanService is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time. – Marian Wright Edelman, Founder & President, Children’s Defense Fund

Like many aspiring lawyers, I decided to attend law school because I wanted to make a difference in the world. I was committed to eliminating child poverty, supporting education programs, ending mass incarceration and this was only the beginning of my to-do list. Law school provided me with the advocacy tools to take a stand for justice:

6 leadership quotes for leading social change
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6 leadership quotes for leading social change

social-changeSocial change begins with the exercise of leadership. Throughout the passage of history, there have been leaders who have played a key role in promoting justice and leveraging their influence to foster change. They have modeled the way for future generations to achieve a vision of justice and freedom for all. We can learn from their example how to take a stand in the face of injustice and chart a new course for the future. These leaders have shown us how to be courageous despite the obstacles set before us. They remind us that we must lead social change since we are indebted to future generations to leave the world in a better place than when we found it.

Paul Robeson: The template for an amazing Black man
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Paul Robeson: The template for an amazing Black man

paul-robesonThe foundation of leadership is courage.

Civil rights pioneer, Paul Robeson, exercised courage by leveraging his moral strength to challenge racism and promote racial equity. Despite his fervent efforts of fighting for justice, for far too many Paul Robeson is unknown. However, we each are direct beneficiaries of Robeson’s unwavering commitment to the realization of freedom and justice. He fought tirelessly so all of humanity would live free from the chains of oppression. This is the type of commitment that should inform our understanding of the essence of leadership.

Why Black America desperately needs another Charles Hamilton Houston
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Why Black America desperately needs another Charles Hamilton Houston

charles-hamilton-houstonDespite a downturn in the economy and skyrocketing unemployment rates, engineers of social change are in high demand. These engineers seek to create transformation in their communities through the exercise of leadership. Engineers of social change recognize that leadership is about leveraging one’s influence to remedy injustices and eradicate systems of marginalization. Needed now more than ever are social engineers within the African American community, who will seek to address emerging racial justice issues like mass incarceration and disparities in the educational system.

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