- Legacy and Learning of Social Justice Movements
What is the Laura X – Laura Rand Orthwein, Jr. World Institute for the Legacy and Learning of Social Justice Movements?
The Laura X Institute will be the teaching arm of Laura’s Social Movements Archives. These archives feature documents, media, and other materials collected by Laura Rand Orthwein, Jr, aka Laura X, over the last fifty years. The collection pertains to the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement, and a wide array of precursors and overlapping social justice movements from the second half of the 20th Century. Special emphasis is placed on Laura X’s work for women’s rights and her successful state-by-state campaign to abolish the legal privilege and exemption for marital and date rape.
What social movements are included in Laura’s Social Movements Archives?
peace and pacifism
farm workers’ rights
anti-violence against women
trafficking of women and girls
The list above is in chronological order of Laura’s growing awareness starting at age 5.
How can I support the work of Laura X –Laura Rand Orthwein, Jr. World Institute?
Please support Laura X Institute as donors and volunteers! The Laura X Institute is teaching arm of Laura’s Social Movements Archives (LSMA). LSMA is a fiscally sponsored project of Inquiring Systems, Inc. (ISI). ISI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1978.
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I will add that this history of social justice movements is the history of human dignity, human rights. This is a history of creating liberty !
– Christopher Desloge, Formation Meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 17, 2014