Voices of our Community

Aug262014

The Reunion

by Ruxanda Renita, Communications Intern

Photo: Far left, Estela Barnes de Carlotto painted by Ross Rossin Today, August 26th, marks an important day in the history of human rights  –  Women’s Equality Day. Thanks to the importance of recognizing women’s… Read More

Aug152014

Silver Rights Academy participants reflect on experience

From July 22 -24, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, in collaboration with Operation HOPE, First American Financial Corporation and Lionheart Leadership, held its inaugural Silver Rights Academy program. This intensive three-day leadership development… Read More

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Volunteer Spotlight: Erica Leonard

Our vision is to create a welcoming and inspirational environment for everyone who enters our doors. We are able to ensure this experience through the exceptional work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. Each month,… Read More

Jul252014 2

Who Will Carry the Torch for the Next 25 Years?

by John D. Kemp, President & CEO of The Viscardi Center and an ADA Legacy Project Council Member

Photo credit: Tom Olin The true essence of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was to create a formal, legal acknowledgement of the rights of people with disabilities to participate in all aspects… Read More

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Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

by M. Alexis Scott, Vice President of Member Relations and former Publish of the Atlanta Daily World

Yesterday, as we marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed by President Lyndon Johnson, I attended the opening session of The Links, Incorporated 39th National Assembly. The Links… Read More

Jun302014 1

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

Image by Doug Mills/The New York Times

by LaTasha Smith, Director of Communications

Photo credit: Image by Doug Mills/via The New York Times This morning the Supreme Court ruled that closely held corporations with religious owners cannot be required to pay for specific types of contraceptives for their… Read More