Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Liberty and Justice For All

This writer has a million examples of liberty and justice compiled over a long period of time. My blog is a microcosm of such examples written about over a year’s time. Ladyjustice will provide a short list of such examples below, focusing in on the Liberty and Justice part, in hopes that others may be interested in reading more….

LIBERTY: Bengali women are now able to escape human trafficking since their pre-teen years by learning job skills and making handicrafts to earn real wages versus the degradation of the sex trade.

JUSTICE: Pobitra, a job training program and Pokritee, a product design and development company, are giving women courage and the tools to escape this destructive way of life! Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer working with 138 artisans in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East showcase these brave entrepreneurs!


LIBERTY: Daniel Hernandez, Jr, a former Upward Bound student had the fortitude and courage to act quickly to save the life of Representative Gabrielle Giffords during the murderous rampage in Arizona.

JUSTICE: Representative Giffords survives and continues to make progress in her recovery (In fact, a new book written by her husband and she will be published soon). Ladyjustice has a special place in her heart for the Daniel Hernandez Jr’s of the world and the Upward Bound Program in Imperial Valley California (the poorest county in the U.S.) LJ showcased this very program.


LIBERTY: As the hearts and minds of our nation were torn apart after the terrorist attacks of 9-11, one group took on the President and Congress, demanding action when they initially chose not to investigate.

JUSTICE:  Mary Fetchet, Founder of Voices of 9-11 provides comfort, support and advocacy to many, many victims and continues to lead the charge for lasting change!


LIBERTY: A dignified woman and former social worker from Connecticut became a violent crime victim in an instant, 22 years ago when her son, on the brink of marriage was murdered so tragically and totally unprovoked by a narcissistic killer who spent years and years on the lamb, hidden by his wealthy family.

JUSTICE: After 22 years… using local, state and international resources, Addie Carone finally got a piece justice after Adam Zach, the perpetrator, was located via a family member in Mexico where Zachs had taken on a new identity, married and had children and a business. Zachs is now incarcerated for the first time in his adult life…. as well as his father for adding and abetting a fugitive.


LIBERTY: Crime Victims are held hostage their entire lives by the personal violence experienced and any successive violence, as it often opens up the wounds. One of the best ways to deal with this is to attempt become healthier by advocating for others in the name of their lost loved one. Case in point: The Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Conference against Violence.

JUSTICE: Sam and Wanda’s daughter Melanie was a nurturing person and had aspirations of being a social work. Melanie’s ex-boyfriend had other tragic plans for her… plans of intimate partner homicide. See Ladyjustice’s tribute to their 15th conference in her memory, this past spring.


Thank you for the opportunity to share!

With the help of all advocates collectively, may we continue to see more examples of justice obtained rather than justice denied!

To read more of Donna Gore's posts, and learn more about "LadyJustice," refer to her website: Donna is also a Featured Columnist for Here Women Talk.

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