Volunteer Spotlight: Saskia Levy-Sheon

Saskia Levy-Sheon

Saskia Levy-Sheon and her kitten, Emma.

Oakland, CA

Bryn Mawr College, 2016: International Studies

What do you do as a volunteer for the ACLU of Pennsylvania?
I’m an intern with the Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project, so I help out with many of the ACLU’s projects related to women’s health and reproductive rights.

How long have you volunteered with the ACLU of Pennsylvania?
I started my internship at the beginning of June, 2015.

How did you first get involved with the ACLU of Pennsylvania?
When I was in high school I was involved in the Youth Activist Committee at the ACLU of Northern California. We organized an annual conference for youth and led Know Your Rights workshops for our peers. I was introduced to the Duvall Project last year in one of my classes.

Why is volunteering with the ACLU of Pennsylvania important to you?
I greatly appreciate the work the ACLU has done historically to protect the civil liberties of a wide variety of individuals and groups. I believe that the Duvall Project is doing important work to protect the rights of vulnerable populations, and I strongly agree with their view that sexuality and health must be recognized as fundamental human rights.

What civil liberties issue(s) are you most passionate about and why?
I have been passionate about issues of reproductive freedom from a young age. I believe that reproductive freedom is the key to gender equality and that it intersects with a variety of other civil liberties issues in important ways.

What do you do when you’re not volunteering for the ACLU of Pennsylvania?
When I’m not at the office I am usually cooking, hiking, playing with my kitten, or learning a new language.


If you are interested in volunteering with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, please visit: aclupa.org/volunteer