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Shirley Chisholm: Words of Wisdom

"We Americans have a chance to become someday a nation in which all racial stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically."

"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."

"Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth."


Latest Blog Posts

Picking Greens & Being Green: Lessons from Black Mamas on Culture, Conservation and Community 

By Adrienne L. Hollis, PhD, JD — Chisholm Legacy Project Advisory Committee As children, our kinfolks, particularly the women – mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins and others, shared their sage wisdom and customs with us; about safety, love, intelligence, community, the environment and more. That wisdom and knowledge and those beliefs and customs, passed from generation to generation,…

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Report: Connecting Gender Justice & Climate Justice

Today we are excited to release our report on the intersection of gender justice and climate justice! We began this research when some of us noticed a pointed silence around the issues of women, femmes, and gender diverse people in the climate justice arena, while others were noticing that folks were woefully unaware of the…

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