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As the GCSW officially begins its 51st year, we are committed to moving ONWARD to achieve social, racial, economic, and political justice local to global. In order to bridge the past with our future, we are highlighting GCSW students, alumni, and community activists in a series of striking portraits by artist Anat Ronen. ONWARD | The Next 50 Years features those committed to social justice. In each portrait, the subjects appear alongside their social justice inspirations.

Over the next year, we will be unveiling the portraits of those whose work spans the breadth of today's modern activists as well as the stories behind them. We invite you to learn more about each of these talented, dynamic, and determined modern-day activists. They are proof positive that social justice work, throughout its history, is carried forth by ordinary citizens who dream of better lives for us all and then fight for it. For though we know the fight for social justice is far from over, we are inspired by the work being done by those in our very own community each and every day. By sharing their stories, we hope to inspire others to join the social justice movement that stokes their own passions and commitment. 

For we can only hope to achieve justice for all through the work of many dedicated people determined to dream of and work for a more just world.