10 Viral YouTube Videos for Social Change

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Many a video campaign has relied on a celebrity narrating a heartfelt story over footage of a heartbreaking scene. (Think Sally Struthers asking you to sponsor a child in Africa.) But precious few change agents can get that kind of star power behind their cause. And if today's top social … [Read more...]

Grace Lee Boggs: The Evolution of a Revolutionary

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Grace Lee Boggs is an American treasure. She also happens to be an author, a feminist, and a lifelong activist for social change. And, with Boggs, "lifelong" means just that as she turned 98 on June 27. As a young firebrand in the 1940s and 1950s, Boggs worked alongside C.L.R. James and Raya … [Read more...]

For the 99%: The Occupy Movement Documented

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As we come up on the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street', a number of documentaries serve to reconnect us to the energy and passion that sparked the movement. From the encampments to the arrests, the movement's voices have been captured and collected in films with varying focuses. Here's a … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Chris Francis, Katrina Rabeler – Three Extraordinary, Everyday People Who Will Make Your Day Better

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1. Anthony Tolbert There was always a room available for anyone who needed it in Anthony Tolbert’s childhood home. “As far back as I can remember, there was always someone staying at our house,” he says. That hospitality gave Tolbert a sense of connection to others regardless of class, … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Tamara Wrigley – Taao Has Arrived Safely in Calgary from Thailand!

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Taao started her journey on July 23, when my brother Jeremy and sister-in-law Buay took her to the airport. She flew from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok. There, she spent a day and a half with Pat, a volunteer who took care of the necessary paperwork and vet checks. Then it was time for her long … [Read more...]