This CHAMPion of the Week post is in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020), popularly known as the “Notorious R.B.G”. Justice Bader Ginsburg represented many things to many people; to us she was a hero, an unrelenting advocate for women’s rights, and a symbol of true public service. RBG was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, where she served as associate justice for 27 years. She was the first female professor at Columbia to earn tenure, and she successfully argued six landmark gender discrimination cases in the 70s. RBG’s life was a testament to her resilience; she thrived at Harvard School of Law and other spaces despite the sexism and personal adversity she had to overcome.
In addition to her general advocacy for women’s rights and gender equality, RBG also made it her mission to open doors for parents, and families throughout her career. Some of her notable contributions to progressive change for families include:
CHEER Champion of the week
Each Monday (besides public holidays), we will recognize a CHEER Champion for all the support they have provided for CHEER, CHAMPS, or the general public.