September 2, 2015
During Argentina’s “Dirty War” of the 1970s and 1980s, it’s estimated that up to 30,000 people who opposed the government were “disappeared” —often tortured and killed. When she was a young law student at Harvard Law School, Lee Boyd (pictured at left with her family and AJS staff and beneficiaries) set her aim on working with the families of the victims of this unjust government. She traveled to Argentina and eventually became a part of a U.S. federal court case brought against Argentina by a survivor of government political persecution.
In the early 2000s, after she’d become a law professor at Pepperdine University Law School, Boyd was searching for groups doing similar brave work with which she could connect her students. That’s when she found the Association for a More Just Society (AJS).
Now as a partner in her own firm, AJS is grateful for Boyd’s continued support. She gives financially and is assisting in the case against Honduras to the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights for the assassination of Dionisio Diaz Garcia, a labor rights attorney at AJS.
And she’ll continue that support noting that only together and with God’s guidance can we “fight the good fight to persevere” in the pursuit of justice.
“The more I learned about AJS … the more I was struck and impressed by the work it was doing…in one of the most difficult places in the world to be a human rights activist. … Very few groups can navigate fighting political corruption at the top echelons of government, at the same time addressing root issues stemming from the culture of poverty within the very communities.” -Lee Boyd