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As an Activist, traits like passion, empathy and purpose come naturally. Using these inner strengths can fuel your ability to motivate others and walk-the-talk for the greater good.
Activists often find careers that let them be flexible, embrace big ideas with conviction, and collaborate with others to serve humanity to be particularly fulfilling. A career in education, non-profit management, DEI specialist, environmental lawyer, or social work could be a great fit for you.
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Brittany Packnett-Cunningham (DC '07) is an inspiring social justice leader who has dedicated her life to fighting for equity and justice for all. As a prominent activist, writer, and speaker, she has been at the forefront of movements for racial justice, police reform, and gender equality. Through her work, she has challenged systemic injustice and inspired others to take action and make a difference in their communities. Brittany's unwavering commitment to social justice, coupled with her bold vision and courageous leadership, have made her a role model and inspiration to many. Her work continues to inspire and empower a new generation of activists and change-makers.
DeRay Mckesson is an inspirational leader who has dedicated his life to fighting for racial justice and equity. As a prominent civil rights activist, author, and podcaster, he has been instrumental in drawing attention to issues of police violence, mass incarceration, and systemic racism. His bold vision, strategic leadership, and unwavering commitment to justice have earned him widespread respect and admiration. Through his work, DeRay has inspired countless individuals to speak out against injustice and to work towards a more just and equitable society. His legacy serves as an inspiration to all those who strive to make a difference in the world.
Greta Thunberg is an inspirational young climate activist who has captivated the world with her courage, passion, and unwavering commitment to protecting our planet. With her fearless and outspoken activism, she has challenged world leaders to take urgent and bold action on climate change. Despite facing intense criticism and backlash, Greta remains steadfast in her mission to hold those in power accountable and to fight for a sustainable future for all. Her voice has inspired millions of young people around the world to take action and make their voices heard on the urgent issue of climate change. Greta's powerful advocacy reminds us that even the smallest voices can have a big impact and that we all have a responsibility to protect our planet for generations to come.
Harvey Milk was a trailblazing LGBTQ+ activist and politician who dedicated his life to fighting for equality and justice for all. As the first openly gay elected official in California, he was a pioneer for LGBTQ+ rights and a beacon of hope for those who had long been marginalized and oppressed. His courage and unwavering commitment to justice, even in the face of adversity and hatred, have made him a role model and inspiration to many. Harvey's legacy continues to inspire and empower those who fight for equality and social justice today. His message of hope, love, and acceptance continues to inspire a new generation of activists and change-makers to carry on his important work.