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Mira Carroll: Think global, act local

As I continue this internship and journey, the rationale of thinking globally and acting locally captures the spirit with which I apply my work: with humility, empathy, and an understanding of the bigger picture.

July 15, 2021

Mary Bauer: “¡Sí Se Puede!”

For me, “¡Sí Se Puede!,” is a reminder that together we really can change the world. And that is why I’m here now at the ACLU of Virginia — to change the world for the better.

July 8, 2021

Pride: An Ongoing Journey

During Pride month, I hope you will join me in celebrating all we have accomplished and remembering the activists who got us here. We must also recognize that we are still fighting for the most basic of human rights for LGBTQ+ people.

June 22, 2021 Gender & Sex Discrimination

Juneteenth - A Celebration of Freedom

On Juneteenth, I'll celebrate the strides that have been made and recommit to fighting for a more just country - because I have the freedom to do so. 
June 16, 2021