Ms. Mary Larkin
January 7, 2014
Ms. Mary Larkin has been creating positive change in communities for many years.
Born in St. Louis, MO, she attended Riddick and Farragut Elementary Schools, Beaumont High School, University of Missouri and Harris-Stow College for undergrad, and Washington University for graduate school.
Ms. Larkin is the former director of the international programs at Street Law, where she helped create programs that changed communities around the world. She trained teachers on civil rights and everyday law and taught people in emerging democracies how to be active citizens and how democracy benefits them.
Today, Ms. Larkin is an active volunteer in local politics. She is passionate about promoting equal rights for African Americans and empowering young black people to pursue positions of power in their communities.
In fall 2013, Ms. Larkin served as a civil rights "Legend" to students at Capital City Charter School as part of Street Law's Closing the Gap initiative.
Want to get involved? Volunteers are needed for the spring 2014 session of Closing the Gap! Contact Janae Harrison for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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