Voices of our Community

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Moving Beyond Witness

by Melanie Nelkin, Chair, Georgia Coalition to Prevent Genocide

It’s tempting to get annoyed by the lost keys, angry drivers, long bank lines and other trivial annoyances that seem to collect by the end of the day.  Realistically, they are “first world problems” and… Read More


In the Line of Fire

by Gail O'Neill, Style Editor at Southern Seasons Weddings & writer for ArtsATL

Picture: Christopher Polk/Getty Images As the popularity of red carpet coverage from telecasts like the Golden Globes, Oscars and Grammys gradually eclipse the actual awards shows themselves, what began as a harmless precursor to the… Read More


The Great American Partnership

by Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

Certainly one of the most important partnerships in the history of the nation is the one between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It started right after LBJ assumed office in… Read More

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The World Needs Women Leaders – Some Whys and Hows

by Angela Allen, author of 50-50 Gender Balance - Why We Have to "Get" It and Get it Now!

A 30 year “Wall Street” career left me with an unsettling realization of the inequities in this world, and the motivation to found Full Circle Living (FCL-not-for-profit), to help “level the playing field.”  Enid… Read More


The Power of Women’s Social Science Research in Social Justice Movements

by Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women

When most people think about how social change happens, the role of social science research probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.  Yet, our histories of social change, social movement, and social justice… Read More


Deliberation: A Study of the Michael Brown Grand Jury Case

by Ruth Stanford, Associate Professor of Sculpture, Georgia State University

Photo credit: Cynthia Farnell It was clear from the beginning that the Michael Brown case was significant. It came on the heels of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and many other young African American men dying… Read More


Top 5 Oscar Human Rights Moments

Photo credit: Huffington Post The 2015 Oscar's were full of your typical noteworthy fashion hits and misses, awkward red carpet moments and powerful musical performances. What many did not expect, however, was the increased… Read More