Never Underestimate the Power of a Small Group of Dedicated People

*Image Ann Popkin, Boston Globe Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead It was 1969. The women's movement was brand new - fledgling organizations (like the National Organization for Women) were just getting their footing. Women across the … Continue reading Never Underestimate the Power of a Small Group of Dedicated People

The Behind the Scenes Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Lightening makes no sound until it strikes. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. This past weekend we paused to remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who tirelessly fought for racial justice and so eloquently stated the case for freedom and equality that his words still send shivers down our spines. … Continue reading The Behind the Scenes Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

How the Resistance is Giving Us Meaning

What is to give light must endure burning. ~Viktor Frankl The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Pablo Picasso During WWII, a promising young jewish psychotherapist named Viktor Frankl was given an opportunity to escape the Nazis. He had obtained a passport - a … Continue reading How the Resistance is Giving Us Meaning

Everyday People Make the Best Revolutionaries

This iconic image of Tank Man was captured by Jeff Widener for AP One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. ~John F. Kennedy   On a summer day in 1989, a man became world famous. We still don’t know who he is. In the summer of 1989, pro-democracy protestors occupied Tiananmen Square in … Continue reading Everyday People Make the Best Revolutionaries

Be the Inspiration

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams You never know when you're someone else's inspiration. In 1963, a group of women protested (in the rain) in front of the Kennedy White House. They were there on behalf of Women Strike … Continue reading Be the Inspiration