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Volunteerism: Powerful Work without Pay

After her husband Jim, a Navy pilot, was shot down in 1965 and taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, Sybil Bailey Stockdale ’46 was frustrated by the US government’s expectation that relatives of POWs not speak out about their mistreatment. So she organized the National League…... » Read more

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“My Voice” Essay: Must I Be Uncommon?

I am a junior now. And when I look out at the real world on the horizon, it’s decorated with ominous clouds. You see, this is the first time on this trip through life that I haven’t had a map to follow. So far, I’ve…... » Read more

Takin’ It to the Streets, a conversation with political activist Liz Roberts ’91

What is the War Resisters League, and what projects are you working now? It was founded in 1923 by women suffragists and conscientious objectors from World War I. My role as development and membership coordinator is to interpret to members, donors, and funders our antimilitarism…... » Read more

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Marian Harris ’62: Advocates for Gun Control

The slew of mass shootings from Aurora to Newtown has Marian Harris ’62 angry. She works for the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about and encouraging legislation to reduce gun violence. At Mount Holyoke, a career in political…... » Read more