Human Rights

We started the blog to share stories about Sargent Shriver's work, our work, and updates from our community. As our society continues to struggle with some of the same issues that Sargent Shriver focused on -- poverty, racism, inequality, war -- we believe it's important to share our stories with each other. Do you have a story to share about Sarge? Has his work influenced you? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Mon Oct 30 12:32:54 EDT 2017 Mon Oct 30 12:32:54 EDT 2017

Regaining "the Leadership of Our Own Revolution"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

We've been looking through Sargent Shriver's statements about leadership today. Sarge believed that leadership was strongly connected to service. It's not a coincidence that he often spoke about leadership in relation to the Peace Corps, as he did in this week's speech, the Address Before the...

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Mon Oct 23 15:13:21 EDT 2017 Mon Oct 23 15:13:21 EDT 2017

"A Women's Issue"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In a 1975 speech that could be considered forward-thinking even by today's standards, Sargent Shriver emphasized that the roles we cling to for women and men ultimately limit all of us as human beings. While speaking at the Women's Leadership Conference Luncheon during his run for President in...

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Mon Aug 14 10:22:00 EDT 2017 Mon Aug 14 10:22:00 EDT 2017

White Supremacy Undermines Our Strength

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In the late 1950s, Sargent Shriver was the head of the Chicago Board of Education as well as the Catholic Interracial Council, an organization that focused on desegregation in schools. It was while serving these two organizations that Sarge spoke these words.Events such as this weekend's white...

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