Lawyer and social activist Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, gave the 2018 Edwin L. Godkin Lecture at Harvard Kennedy on the topic of justice and the power of narrative. Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative is the nonprofit organization behind the recently opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama, which is dedicated to the victims of white supremacy in the United States.
Averil Spencer MPA 2017 built a successful program—VOICE 4 Girls—where girls come from across the state to learn the curriculum, returning after two weeks to their schools to impart the skills they’ve learned to their peers.
The United States’ global dominance has long been the envy of the world. But the role of race to native born and newcomer alike has been treated often as aberrational, an unfortunate artifact of the nation’s past.
Over the past 40 years, women have made significant advancements in narrowing the gender gap across a number of prestigious careers that were formerly dominated by men. But women are still 37 percent less likely than men to graduate with degrees in science or engineering and only account for 25 percent of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce.