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Erica Shay
Erica Shay is a 20-year-old college student studying Peace Studies and Nonviolence at New York University. The Massachusetts native is also a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. This summer, Erica interned at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Erica’s humanitarian work began at a very young age, and she has been most recognized for her fundraising efforts for Invisible Children. In 2011, the teen raised over $60,000 for Invisible Children’s lifesaving programs in central Africa. Currently, she is fundraising for their zeroLRA campaign and making a documentary for The Future Project.

Entries by Erica Shay

It Is Time for the Death Penalty to Be Put to Death

(7) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Since I learned about the gruesome reality of the Lockett execution, I have been trying to figure out something meaningful to say about the death penalty. I researched important stories, scholarly articles and shocking statistics to incorporate in my writing. I ran in circles in my mind thinking...

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I Am Big

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 8:39 AM

When Invisible Children came to my high school in the fall of 2009, I was 16 years old. I was a new junior at a small boarding school in Massachusetts called Cushing Academy. I was angry, upset and had not yet found my purpose in this confusing, and often times...

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