September 18, 2020 Tonight, flowers are strewn on the steps of the Supreme Court, where “Equal Justice Under Law” is carved in stone. More than a thousand people gathered there tonight to mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died today from cancer at age 87. Justice Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 15, 1933, in an era when laws, as well as the customs they protected, treated women differently than men. ...
- July 8, 2020
After four years locked in legal struggle over the construction of the controversial 1,172 mile-long, Dakota Access Pipeline, the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes won a major victory on Monday when a federal court ordered the pipeline to cease its operations by August 5.
- June 2, 2020
"I need to be clearer and louder in our community about what I believe our school is for. The purpose of our school isn’t simply to develop college and career ready students. I believe in my heart that developing citizens, with a clear and purposeful focus on social justice, is part of who we can and must be. But I need to say that and I need to say it loudly and publicly."
- May 7, 2020
The judiciary is in some ways the most crucial of the three branches of American government, the ultimate arbiter interpreting the fairness of our legislation and the actions of the chief executive. But like the other two branches, the courts, too, have also been unduly influenced by the riches of corporations and the wealthy few, handing down decisions that don’t always deliver justice but favor the elite at the top and treat unequally those at ...
- February 14, 2020The Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture
- August 16, 2017How the Trump election commission could corrode our civil rights from within.
- August 3, 2017Activists are trying to combat both the accelerated tracking and detaining of immigrants and the use of for-profit prisons to hold them by targeting the big banks that prop up for-profit prison companies.
- July 6, 2017Even in a conservative and rural state, Mary Poole and her book club felt Missoula was a good place for refugees. So they made it happen.