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  • Presidential Citizens Medal Recipients of 2011

    Meet the recepients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, given to Americans who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.


  • Community Leaders Briefing Series: Catholic Charities

    Catholic Charities and their affiliates join the White House Office of Public Engagement’s weekly Community Leaders Briefing Series, learning about the American Jobs Act and the Joining Force initiatives, and bringing with them a strong voice in support of social justice and creating pathways of opportunity for all Americans.


  • Champions of Change: Access to Justice Initiative

    Millions of people in the United States cannot get legal help that is often critical to their wellbeing and freedom, but these Champions of Change are assisting people in need by dedicating their professional lives to closing the justice gap in America.


  • The Legacy of the 1961 Freedom Rides

    The White House presents a screening of the film "Freedom Riders", documenting the 1961 Freedom Rides, for an audience of law students and participants in the civil rights movement.


  • We Are All In This Together

    Doug Wilson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, delivers the keynote address at the inaugural OutServe Armed Forces Leadership Summit in Nevada. Less than a month after the full and final repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the summit was one of the first opportunities for gay and lesbian service members – and their partners and families – to openly gather to share their stories and reflect on the importance of military service.


  • President Obama at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication: "We Will Overcome"

    President Obama, the First Family and Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden honor the life and memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication.


  • The King Memorial: A Symbol of the Best in America

    In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication on the National Mall, Representative John Lewis reflects on August 28, 1963, the day of the March on Washingtonon, and the works of Martin Luther King, Jr.


  • President Obama to Dedicate Martin Luther King Memorial on Sunday

    The MLK Memorial opened in August, but Hurricane Irene delayed the dedication of the site -- until now. The President will be joined by civil rights and religious leaders and you can watch the entire event here on whitehouse.gov/live.


  • HUD Addresses LGBT Housing Discrimination

    Many same sex, transgender and gender non-conforming persons have reported discriminatory treatment based on sexual orientation when trying to access housing. Read more to see what the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has done to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons have equal access to housing and HUD programs.


  • Congratulating the Three Nobel Peace Prize Winners: Supporting Women and Girls Across the World

    This year's Nobel Peace Prize recipients are inspiring role models for young women everywhere.


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