I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell raiser. ~Mother Jones Pray for the dead. Fight like hell for the living. ~Mother Jones. In the 1890s, an elderly Irish immigrant widow was branded the "most dangerous woman in America." Why? Because she fought for workers. Correction - she fought like hell for workers. Mother Jones took … Continue reading Mother Jones, the Resistance, and You.
I was brought up to believe that a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality. ~Irena Sendler When you know that something is basically at stake, like real life, you do everything to save it. You don’t talk about it and discuss it. You do it. ~ Irena Sendler Irena Sendler … Continue reading Accepting Our Opportunities
*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
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
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
Years ago, a woman named Harriet sat down at a table with pen and paper, and wrote a story that would change the world. Because she had been published before, the publisher of a weekly magazine was willing to take a chance on her and publish her story in installments. Still, he was skeptical – … Continue reading Don’t Underestimate Your Political Power
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