Our new banner excerpts the photo above, which we reprinted earlier this month in our tribute to departed IntLawGrrl Hope Lewis. The banner features the Washington, D.C., statue of IntLawGrrls foremother Eleanor Roosevelt. (A cardboard cutout of that statue, shown below, often joins IntLawGrrls in group photos. ER will be present at IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference on March 2-3, 2017, too; we welcome you to respond to our call for papers by the January 1 deadline.)
The banner depicts a pink granite grotto at the Roosevelt Memorial near the Tidal Basin. There, the former U.S. First Lady and lifelong human rights campaigner casts a stern look rightward, toward the White House, Capitol Hill, and the Supreme Court. In effect, ER stands sentry over events in this world capital. Seems a fitting metaphor for the ongoing mission of IntLawGrrls: voices in international law, policy, practice.