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What Activists Can Learn From Grace Lee Boggs

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What Activists Can Learn From Grace Lee Boggs

I think we have to get rid of the idea that protest will bring about change. We need to do visionary organizing.

- Grace Lee Boggs -

What Activists Can Learn From Grace Lee Boggs

With the need for social change in countries all around the world, it is easy to understand how "protest fatigue" can set in. However, veteran activists can offer some advice on how to stay in it for the long haul of bringing about a better world. Grace Lee Boggs was one such lifelong activist until she passed away in 2015 at the age of 100. She lived and breathed her truth and believed that tending gardens, caring for the self, and caring for others were ways to nourish activism. In a sometimes harsh world, these simple acts of kindness end up restoring the energy needed to carry on the hard work of social change. Read on to see how coming alive mindfully, connecting to others and practicing a caring attitude will sustain activism just as it did for Grace--maybe to the ripe age of 100. { read more }

Submitted by: Pancho Ramos Stierle

Be The Change

When you feel overwhelmed by the negative that you see in the world and the need for change, take a moment to do something kind for someone nearby and watch them smile. Let this moment really sink in and be the food that your soul needs to carry on.


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