Sojourners: #WomenCrushWednesday: Marjory Stoneman Douglas, activist and namesake to a movement

Sojourners, March 14, 2018: #WomenCrushWednesday: Majority Stoneman Douglas, activist and namesake to a movement

Marjory Stoneman Douglas set an astonishing example over the course of her life of the power that one dedicated voice can have. With her words and her actions, she fought for a better world for women, for people of color, for those living in poverty, and for the earth itself. We all — not just Floridians — inhabit a world made better by her.

While she would no doubt have been horrified by the violence that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, the real Marjory would just as surely be proud of the students following in her legacy in the halls of the school that bears her name. Students like Emma Gonzalez and Sarah Chadwick — young women who, just as Marjory Stoneman Douglas once did, have refused to be silenced, overlooked, or dismissed. Under Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ name, another generation is harnessing the power of their own voices to cry out for a better world.

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