Mae Dunn, a student at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, has dedicated her life to combating discrimination against people with transgender and transsexual (“trans”) identities—first on the west coast, where she grew up, and now in New England. As a Schweitzer Fellow, Dunn has spent the past 9 months traveling to professional schools throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. The … [Read more...] about “Replacing Discrimination with Awareness and Compassion”: Five Questions for a Fellow with Law Student Mae Dunn
It’s been an exciting year for us here at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship -- from launching a new U.S. program site, to cheering on one of our Fellows for Life as she was named a CNN Hero for her work to end domestic violence in rural communities. With the end of 2010 fast approaching -- and another big year (2011, the 20th anniversary of our U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program) right around the … [Read more...] about Greeting 2011 With Gratitude: 2010 in Quotes and Pictures
On Nov. 21 in Playa Del Ray, California, more than 100 people laced up their sneakers for an all too urgent cause: suicide prevention. The STRIDES 5k Run/Walk -- orchestrated by Schweitzer Fellows and UCLA Master of Public Health candidates Ashley Roberts and Anne Sutkowi -- marked the culmination of a STRIDES, a 10-week running-focused suicide prevention program orchestrated by Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Striding Across the Finish Line to Prevent Suicide: STRIDES 5k a Success!
Over the past few weeks, a string of heart-wrenching suicides by bullied LGBT youth has shocked the country -- and shone a national spotlight on the need to address the mental health and self-worth of young people who are marginalized and vulnerable. As we told you in August, Schweitzer Fellows Ashley Roberts and Anne Sutkowi recently launched STRIDES, a running-focused program in Los Angeles … [Read more...] about LA Suicide Prevention Program Hits Full STRIDE