IS ALLYSHIP REALLY THE GOAL? IF NOT, WHAT IS?
In discussing and dissecting their thoughts on what true allyship is, the consensus among interviewees was that allyship is not the end goal. Allyship is the bare minimum; a responsibility to care about others. For some, allyship is ... Read more
“EVERYBODY HAS THEIR ROLE WHEN IT COMES TO SOCIAL CHANGE”
When Tyla Swinton took on her role as the president of Penn State Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), there was no way she could have anticipated the coming events that would necessitate strong and vocal leadership ... Read more
“THE HARD WORK THAT WE’RE DOING BEHIND THE SCENES IS CONTRIBUTING TO SOMETHING GREATER”
A Southern California native, Kelsi Robinson didn’t give much thought to attending law school in Pennsylvania because it was so far from her home and family. A campus visit to Penn State Law in University Park changed her mind ... Read more
“IT’S OUR JOB TO BE ADVOCATES AGAINST INJUSTICE”
Bianca Gutierrez decided to pursue a law degree in order to advocate for immigrants in the United States. Born and raised in Miami, with a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, Gutierrez became the first member ... Read more