Amazing Women Spotlight: Shirin Ebadi

A human rights lawyer, advocate, and the first Irani female judge and chief justice, Shirin Ebadi was removed from her post as judge after the Islamic Revolution due to the traditionally misogynistic nature of the new Islamic laws. Ebadi refused to accept this, however, and decided to obtain her license and open her own law practice. As an independent lawyer, Ebadi began defending those who were persecuted by the new Islamic state authorities, such as the families of murder victims and journalists. For her work defending those who went against the Islamic government, Ebadi was eventually arrested. In addition to … Continue reading Amazing Women Spotlight: Shirin Ebadi

Amazing Women Spotlight: Dolores Huerta

The inspiring feminist and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 in New Mexico. After her parents’ divorce, Huerta moved with her mother and siblings to Stockton, California, where she grew up in an ethnically diverse community of working class families. Huerta went on to receive her provisional teaching degree from the University of the Pacific’s Delta College and began teaching the children of farm workers in her community. After seeing her students repeatedly come to class hungry and without shoes, Huerta left her position as a teacher and began her work as an activist to … Continue reading Amazing Women Spotlight: Dolores Huerta