A small woman with a relentless spirit and a lifetime of sacrifice, Dolores Huerta has spent almost 60 years on the front lines of labor advocacy and civil rights. Her courage, wit and determination has not only helped improve the living and working conditions of countless families, but has inspired many others to take risks to achieve an “inheritance of justice.”
Fan Yew Teng lived a life that empowered others through knowledge, inspired them through his action, and lead them with boldness and humility when asked. His story is packed with incidents of courage, risk and compassion that were never boasted about. Here are some of his heroic actions and decisions we do know.
Malala has become a young national hero in Pakistan, known for her powerful voice and her courage to stand up for freedom and human rights. From the age of 11 she has boldly expressed her feeling about the restrictions imposed on female education and has united with other students to face an intimidating foe. This past week, the teenage Malala was shot in a failed assassination attempt, she is currently in critical condition.
In the face of great adversity, the words “Do not be afraid” could not have come from a more unlikely person. Her whole life had been lived under the tyrannical rule of a corrupt government that restricted and eliminated political opposition. Meet Asmaa Mahfouz; a small, young Egyptian woman who broke through the fear barrier that had kept a dictator in power for 30 years.