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Fill the Feed: A March on Social Media

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We organized an event in early November where the focus was on filling our feeds on Facebook with positive, uniting messages of hope for our future. It was a fun event to put together and I’m interested to see where it goes.  “Marching” virtually as a united effort seems to be a fairly new concept…

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The Art of Choosing

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I saw this post by Hiro Boga on Facebook and it really resonated with me and will likely resonate with many of you since we are so similar.  My heart craves many things…to write, to speak, to travel, to sing, to explore, to commune…and yet much of my time is spent in my everyday space…

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21 Social Justice Quotes

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Here are some of my favorite social justice quotes. It is not enough to be compassionate.  You must act. ~ The Dalai Lama Be the change you wish to see in the world.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi Life’s most persistent question is “What are you doing for others?” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. If you join…

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Five teens who changed the world

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Too often, teens are lazily thought of as apathetic and self-centred. But a new generation of young activists has proved that many teenagers are, in fact, deeply concerned with social, political and environmental issues – and they’re fully prepared to do something about them. Chief among them is 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who has urged British…

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The Power of One Young Person

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This picture was found of Greta Thunberg, age 15, sitting in front of the Swedish Parliament in August of 2018.  It was the first school strike.  In just one year, she has created a buzz that has traveled all over the world.  It is estimated that more than 4 million students, parents, and activists took…

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Dame Jane Goodall awarded 2019 Prize for Outstanding Environmental Peace

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Crochet Artist Leaves Flowers Around Town to Make People Smile

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“A woman who crochets flowers and leaves them in public places with positive messages attached said she does it to make the world a more positive and happy place. Olivia Fletcher, 22, who has suffered from depression and has previously self-harmed, said her colourful creations are “soothing” and help to distract her from negative thoughts.”…

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Empowered Woman Protesting

Women’s Rights: HERStory Feels Like Yesterday…Because it Was

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Most of the rights on this list occurred during my lifetime.  Sometimes we think of “history” as so long ago but the truth is, it was just yesterday.  We’ve come so far.  Let’s keep moving.  We got this. Here is a timeline of events, starting with a letter written in 1776 written by Abigail Adams…

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A Class Divided

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Jane Elliott is an American former third-grade schoolteacher, anti-racism activist, and educator who is known for her “Blue eyes/Brown eyes” exercise. She first conducted her now-famous exercise for her students on April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. 50+ years, her exercise is still (unfortunately) relevent and worthy of revisiting.…

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Overland Park Boys Sell Lemonade for Migrant Kids

Boys Sell Lemonade to Help Migrant Kids

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Whenever you feel like you can’t make a difference in this world, think of the boys in Overland Park who sold lemonade to help migrant kids. You are never too young or too old or too anything to make a difference.

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