People often ask me when I decided to be an activist, that I personally needed to play a role in righting wrongs. And, I always answer: I don’t think I decided, it was baked into my DNA.
DEFENDING OUR RIGHTS TO EQUALITY, LIBERTY, AND JUSTICE
This speech was originally delivered by the ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Gastañaga at a vigil for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Richmond on Sept. 20, 2020.
2020 marks a critical moment in America’s history: We find ourselves at the junction of two deadly pandemics – COVID-19 and systemic racism.