My earliest memory of social change originates in a small church, with about 17 other people who would meet Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays inside a middle school classroom. Sometimes when I shut my eyes, I can relive it all. I remember sitting by a cold classroom desk, one row to the left and one seatContinue reading “Who We Free Not What We Cage”
When I was young, I remember hearing President Lyndon Johnson announce he was instituting the War on Poverty! The goal was to eliminate poverty in the United States. I clearly remember his optimism and belief this war could be won! I still recall being excited that we could truly be a country where everyone wasContinue reading “On Charity and Change”
Growing up, my father generally discouraged us kids from watching TV with the exception of “educational” programs. When planning for a family outing, he announced our departure time and stressed being ready on time. However, at the stated time of departure, he would say to us, “Go ahead and watch a little bit of junkContinue reading “What Do My Dad, Gary Coleman, and MLK Have in Common? My Path to Community Service”
I did not mean to start a network of volunteers and make more than 2000 masks in 2 months. It just happened. A need arose and I saw a chance to give back. In my youth I was a seamstress and a cutter. In Baltimore I worked for a small company sewing polar fleece hats.Continue reading “Neighborhood Networks Work to Save Lives”
I’m about to embark on a topic that doesn’t come out of our mouths too often when we’re talking about social change. But for me it was the most pivotal change that I made in my life and also provided immensely for hundreds of others that I have worked with. This social change project isContinue reading “Addiction, Recovery, and Social Change: Creating a New Perspective”
Introduction to First Series: Showing how we can harness the limitless grit of our experiences in a fragmented and seemingly broken world, coming together to build stronger communities.
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