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My name is Hannah Murphy.

By hannah murphy · October 01, 2011

Hanging fliers for a film event <span>&copy;  </span>

Hanging fliers for a film event


I grew up in household with parents dedicated to social justice and human rights. From an early age, I understood it was my responsibility to be a voice for those who are disenfranchised and dehumanized. I am the face of peace.

Though I was always aware and somewhat involved in peace and justice throughout my early years, I was not an active change-maker.  It was at the age of 28, after I had my first son, that I felt this terrible sense to move—to work—to do something to make the world better for my child.  But who would I help?  What global issue was of most importance?  I found myself at a standstill; unable to justify one human injustice as worse than another.  It was at this time that my mother suggested I take up work with a nonprofit of the consistent life ethic.  And so I did.

I am currently the Coordinator for Feminists Choosing Life of New York, a nonpartisan, nonsectarian nonprofit that seeks to return to the grassroots of pro-life feminism. We believe in the ideals of justice, nondiscrimination and nonviolence. We strive to be an active voice for a consistent life ethic through our education, advocacy and outreach efforts.

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Marie Shanlewski wrote over 7 years ago

It is super encouraging when young people are able to make the decision to DO something instead of waiting for another to do it for them. Congratulations Hannah - I suspect we will be hearing much more from you. Keep it up.
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