David Stroh Buckel was born in 1957 and died on April 14, 2018. He was an American LGBT rights lawyer. He was an environmental activist. He graduated in 1987 from Cornell Law School. He was partnered with Terry Kaelber, with whom he was raising a daughter, Hannah Broholm-Vail. Buckel and Kaelber co-parented Hannah with Rona ..
Emily Daoud Nasrallah (née Abi Rached) was born on July 6, 1931, and died on March 14, 2018. She was a Lebanese writer and women’s rights activist. Emily Nasrallah graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1958 with a BA in education and literature but soon achieved acclaim for her writing with the publication ..
Joaquin Avila was born and raised in Compton, California and died on March 9, 2018. He was a Mexican American voting rights attorney and activist. Avila spent more than two decades using the federal Voting Rights Act to increase election fairness for minority voters. But as several court precedents weakened the federal Voting Rights ..
Millie Dunn Veasey was born on January 31, 1918, in Raleigh, North Carolina, and died on March 9, 2018. She was a North Carolina veteran. Veasey served from 1942–1945 in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC). Following return to his home from World War II, she worked as executive ..
Reynaldo Benito Antonio Bignone was born on January 21, 1928 and died on March 7, 2018. He was an Argentine general who served as 41st President of Argentina from July 1, 1982, to December 10, 1983. During 2010, Reynaldo Bignone was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the kidnappings, torture, and ..
Javed Abidi born in 1965 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and died in 2018 He was an Indian activist. He served as the director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) in India, and the founder of the Disability Rights Group. Abidi received an education in Journalism and Communication at Wright ..
Zelda Fay D’Aprano was born on 24 January 1928 and died on 21 February 2018. She was a feminist activist living in Melbourne, Victoria. She grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household, but her mother became a communist when D’Aprano was still a child, prompting D’Aprano to become one herself in later years. Zelda D’Aprano ..
Li Boguang was born in 1968 and died in February 2018. He was a Chinese legal scholar and human rights, activist. He was the Director of the Quimin Research Institute and has supported farmers in seeking compensation for confiscated farmland. Li Boguang was detained following his involvement in the Tangshan Protest. Li Boguang was well ..
Cheri Maples died on July 27, 2017. She was an American dharma teacher. She was ordained by Zen Master. She was also a poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh in January 2008. Maples died due to suspected injuries sustained in a road traffic accident back in September 2016. Cheri Maples passed away at 64 ..
Artem or Artyom Mikhaylovich Tarasov was born on July 4, 1950, Moscow and died on July 22, 2017. He was a Russian businessman and political activist of Armenian descent. During 1989, he became the first officially declared millionaire in the USSR. He was a descendent of a well-known family of Armenian traders. He died from ..