Thursday, March 23, 2017

Natalie Stratemeyer's post

Our group saw many museums and had many opportunities to learn about the history of civil rights. However, a common theme that is brought up in our discussions and lectures is how can our generation carry on this legacy? Many lecturers and professors offer their thoughts, but I loved how the Equal Justice Initiative is demonstrating what it looks like to fight for equal rights today. We had the opportunity to hear a testimony of a man who received justice after 30 years of solitary confinement from an unjust system. EJI was committed to giving a fair trial where he was freed after being found not guilty. EJI has recognized an issue and is working to have justice.  I was inspired by the dedication to give legal justice to adults and children. To be able to use their occupation to positively impact the community and people's lives, showed me that we can use our skills and education to make things right. This was really inspirational for me to see the many opportunities to create equality and justice. 

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