My father taught me that everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. It’s a simple but powerful notion that lies at the heart of our identity as Americans. It is a truth that continues to drive me today, particularly when it comes to full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Dr. Jill Biden, a 28-year-educator and wife of the Vice President, spoke at last night’s GLSEN Respect Awards – New York gala, making the case that all students deserve to be safe in school, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
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Former vice president Joe Biden on Wednesday called upon college students to fight against sexual assault, urging them to intervene if they witness suspicious situations and speak out against “locker room talk.”
“Change the culture,” he told a crowd at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., according to the Washington Post. “You can do it.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden stopped by George Mason University Wednesday morning to speak to students about sexual assault prevention on college campuses.
The event, held by Biden’s sexual assault awareness organization It’s On Us, was live streamed on George Mason’s website and featured faculty and student speakers, along with “13 Reasons Why” actress Alisha Boe and producer Joy Gorman.
Let the high priests of journalism judge, but I will tell you here and now that this particular scribe has a deep-seated bias: I like Joe Biden.
It’s not a prejudgment based on politics, mind you, but rather personhood—or whatever the right word is that describes the layer of person-ness beneath a person’s personality: that part of the individual that signals to the rest of the world, “Hey, this is me! This is what I care about. This is what drives me.”
When I wrote the Violence Against Women Act more than 20 years ago, my goal was to make violence against women unacceptable in any circumstance. But when I introduced the bill in June 1990, there was immediate resistance. Some critics argued domestic violence was a “private family matter,” while others claimed that abused women brought it on themselves. We’ve come a long way since those days, but make no mistake — we have a long way to go.
There are a lot of reasons to love former vice president Joe Biden. He’s had a long and storied political career, he’s one of the leaders in the government’s fight against cancer; then there’s his love for ice cream, his kind demeanor, and charming finger point (you know the one) earning him the nickname “Uncle Joe,” and of course there were those memes. If you weren’t convinced he was a national treasure before, then President Obama called then Vice President Biden “the best vice president America’s ever had” when he awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, cementing his mark on history. Beyond all of that, his commitment to ending sexual assault on campus is changing the way U.S. schools are making sure women and girls are treated as equals on campus.
Former Vice President Joe Biden took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the latest and perhaps most haunting PSA from It’s On Us, a campaign he launched in 2014 to help educate the public about sexual assault and rape, encourage survivors and witnesses to come forward, and to start a general dialogue with the public about the issue.
In a speech that started out subdued and got more passionate, stirring, and emotional as he went on, former Vice President Joe Biden told a packed audience at the SXSW conference in Austin, TX, about the year he spent leading the Obama administration’s Cancer Moonshot Task Force. He shared how those lessons have shaped the work that he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, plan to do with their Biden Cancer Initiative.
On Sunday, former Vice President Joe Biden stepped into the spotlight at the SXSW festival, giving a typically enthusiastic Biden speech on all aspects of his new Cancer Moonshot venture.
AUSTIN, Texas — In a country that may be more politically fractured than ever, former Vice President Joe Biden has made it his mission to tackle what he says is “the only bipartisan thing left in America.”
Vice President Joe Biden has sworn to work with the Trump administration—and eagerly so—in the nonpartisan fight against cancer. At SXSW Sunday, Biden and Dr. Jill Biden spoke optimistically about their Cancer Initiative, and Biden stressed the importance of federal funding for cancer research.
At the annual digital, music and entertainment festival in Austin, Tex., former Vice President Joe Biden described how his role in heading up the White House Moonshot on Cancer came about — from a comment he made to former President Obama that his only regret in not running for the presidency was that he would not be able to preside over the cure for cancer.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday delivered a keynote address at South by Southwest, the renowned ideas conference currently taking place in Austin, Texas. Biden’s focus was cancer.