Activist of the Week: Henry David Thoreau

What better activist to feature this week than the author of “Civil Disobedience”? Before we get into the profound works of Henry David Thoreau (HDT), let’s back up and look at his early life. Life Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was born in Concord, Massachusettes, a place where he would end up spending most of his…

Activist of the Week: Millicent Fawcett

September 20, 2017 In honor of the announcement of the first woman statue joining the impressive company in Parliament Square, our Activist of the Week is Millicent Fawcett. Her work and life inspired change not only in the United Kingdom, but throughout the world. In 1847, Millicent Fawcett tumbled into the world, already part of…

Activist of the Week: Adrienne Rich

by Alexa Bass, writer/poet September 13, 2017 Born in 1929, Adrienne Rich experienced history in its making: The Great Depression, World Wars, the Civil Rights movement, and the rise of radical feminism. Her experiences throughout each of these significant moments in time shaped who she would become as a staunch feminist, an essayist, and poet….