Sharing Stories Inspiring Change


"One of the most troubling aspects...was the extent to which, both by law and by judicial temperament, discrimination which destroyed children was sanctioned, approved, and reinforced by the state, and that no one, or very few people, were ready to stand up and challenge it....the ongoing challenge was how to change the laws, how to challenge practices in the courts, and how to find a more creative way of meeting social problems in one's daily decisions."

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Quote from Justine Wise Polier, Oral History." (Viewed on April 18, 2014) <>.