Racial Justice

On our blog, we share our Quote of the Week as well as other insights about our work and about 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 Sargent Shriver or about one of the issues he cared about? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Aug 31

Sargent Shriver on Race and Civil Rights

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver had much to say about racial justice throughout his career. Here is a collection of some of his most poignant speeches on the topic. We hope our community will find value in these words as we continue to strive together towards justice for all of us.Exploring the Future of Racial...


Aug 10

Break Out Your Mirrors

by Nabil Viñas

Nabil Viñas (AEA) is an actor, screenwriter, and producer born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City with parents from Moca in the Dominican Republic. He facilitates training in SEL and Restorative Justice through the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. Nabil...


Aug 03

Shaped by Shriver

by Eric Ford

Eric N. Ford - Originally from Virginia and a graduate of Hampton University with a B.A. in sociology (1993), and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in the nonprofit sector from UMBC, Eric has more than 25 years of experience in the human services field in the Baltimore metropolitan area.  ...


Jul 27

An Argument for Defunding the Police

by Romario R. Ricketts

Romario R. Ricketts is a Macaulay Scholar and Political Science student at Lehman College/CUNY. Most recently, he interned at the ACLU and Brennan Center for Justice, where he worked on a broad range of pressing civil liberties issues, including voting, immigrants’, and prisoner’s rights. The...


Jul 20

Sometimes You Must Pick A Side

by Hope Sanders

Hope Sanders is a Harlem native with roots in the deep south of Mississippi. Hope is a Social Work Major at CUNY Lehman with a minor in Political Science. As a member of Justleadership USA and College and Community Fellowship, Hope has lobbied for the restoration of Pell Grants in prison and...


Jul 13

Here We Go

by Chuk Obasi

Chuk Obasi is an actor, writer, director and choreographer who has written or co-written over 15 theatrical works, including plays, musicals, screen plays, and operas. He is currently the Artistic Director at TÉA Productions, a Company Member with The Private Theatre, a Company...