On Oct. 1 Sacred Heart University held a colloquia over zoom to honor the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her passing on Sept 18.
Professor Marino said, “The colloquia tonight will highlight her life and activism. It’s a way for our community to pay tribute to her legacy and work. It’s a way for people to share their remembrances and thoughts. She will be greatly missed by many of all ages who looked up to her and were inspired by her story.”
After serving on the Supreme Court for 27 years the colloquia showed how Ginsburg supported gender equality and was an active feminist and a pop culture icon.
Professor Kelly Marino from the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies program said, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be remembered as prominent advocate of women’s equality and a friend to liberal and progressive causes. She was a forward-thinking woman throughout her life, who genuinely wanted to create positive change in the world through her work. She believed strongly in her judicial decisions and wanted to use them to advance the causes that she was passionate”.
The colloquia focused on Ginsburg’s life and what impact she had on our society and our future after her passing.
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a role model for young women everywhere who are pursuing a career in government and law. She challenged discrimination in the legal professions, government work, and higher education”, said Marino.
Many professors, guests, and students shared their appreciation and feelings on how Ginsburg affected their lives and how they lived their lives because of the impact she left behind.
Sophomore, Annie Scrivo, said, “This gave me such an appreciation for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and was a very insightful colloquia and without her I would have never known that women didn’t have the opportunity that we do today and that is so inspiring”.
The colloquia also touched on the amazing characteristics that Ginsburg had to touch everyone no matter what they believed. She acted as a civil, confident, and well- rounded role model for many.
Marino also touched on and said, “Ruth Badger Ginsburg is someone that I believe that everyone respects no matter what their political viewpoints. She overcame adversity and discrimination to be a success. I think that people can appreciate her endurance and commitment to achieve her goals despite many trials. She had a resilient and determined spirit that serves as an excellent model for all of us.”
Ginsburg said, “Women belong in all places decisions are being made”, which perfectly incapsulates the lasting impression, views, and morals she has left us with.