“Trans rights are human rights”:
a photo essay.
Photo 1: Friends showing support.
The photographer writes: “The 10/28 rally at Government Center was an incredibly interesting experience. It held many of the great aspects of a protest; building of solidarity, the exchange of stories, and the establishment of the existence of those who can stand behind a cause. However the crowd was also incredible diverse, especially in regards to ideologies. There were those who who were more vehement in certain ideas, some where more religious. Some were allies, many were directly affected by what they were protesting for. I don’t believe it would be hard to say some individuals would feel uncomfortable with the presence of certain others. However despite this these people were able to band together to support trans rights. I believe it was a testament to the power of solidarity. I hope these photos captured that diversity.”
Photo 2: Fear. Resistance. The Edge of Violence.
Photo 3: Wide shot of crowd.
Photo 4: Accessibility and joy.
Photo 5: Wonder Woman.
Photo 6: Solidarity, both digital and real.
Photo 7: Love in times of fear.
Photo 8: Religious love.
Photo 9: The sea of support.
Photo 10: Yes on 3!
About the photographer: Danial Shariat is a writer who often branches into different fields and modes of expression, one such field is photography. His work can be seen at danialshariat.com.
The Harvard Law School Library has just announced their newest exhibit, titled “Women at HLS: 60 Years of Transformation.”
From the announcement:
Since women were first admitted to HLS in 1950, they have transformed the Law School, the legal profession, and public life. A special library exhibit, Women at HLS — coinciding with the upcoming Celebration 60 Reunion of women at Harvard Law School — explores themes such as enrollment, campus life, and the impact of student organizations such as the Women’s Law Association (WLA). It draws on Historical & Special Collections’ Student Photographs collection and the recently processed Red Set Ephemera collection. Jane Kelly and Margaret Peachy curated Women at HLS, which will be on view in the Caspersen Room, Langdell Hall, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM through December 13, 2013.
All members of the public are invited to visit the exhibition in Cambridge.
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While on the topic of female graduates from Harvard Law, file this one under “You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby”…
Raya Dreben was among the earliest of the women to graduate from Harvard Law School. She had a distinguished career, culminating in her appointment to the Massachusetts Appeals Court. At one point she was hired by the very traditional but excellent law firm of Palmer & Dodge (now Edwards, Wildman, Palmer).
Here’s the thing: the firm insisted that she have her own letterhead. Her name did not appear on the firm’s standard letterhead which named all the (male) partners and associates.
(Source: Sarah Baldwin, on the EXLIBRIS mailing list.)