"It seems that the odds of a few people making a difference are insurmountable, but it's important to try."

"It is clear, moreover, that if no one makes an effort, change will not occur. As Elie Wiesel stated in his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, 'We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere.'" - From Civic Matters Issue #2, Saving Darfur: Berkshire, Buffett and Petrochina

Judith Porter

Emeritus Professor and Research Professor of Sociology

Note: Judith Porter is currently teaching "Sociology of AIDS" and advising "Sociology of AIDS Internship." Her research focuses on AIDS risk behavior and service utilization among injection drug users.

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Judith Porter
photo by Nell Anderson