So grateful to Scott Erb for sharing this…

World in Motion

Today I came across this quote from Sophie Scholl, a woman I greatly admire for being part of the White Rose resistance to Hitler in WWII, executed in 1943 at the age of 21.     Especially with all the craziness in the world today, and all the mundane distractions in life, I think this is a very powerful, meaningful and profound quote.

Please read this.  Think about it.  Live it!

“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honor, truth, and principles are only literature. Those…

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ILA Denver 2012

I am exceptionally excited to attend my first International Leadership Association (ILA) conference in Denver, CO next month. Not only will I have the opportunity to meet and learn from amazing scholars from all around the world, I am also going to participate in a panel discussion, present a poster, and facilitate a roundtable discussion.

For the panel discussion, I will be joining scholars from Virginia Tech, Nova Southeastern University, Murray State University, and Our Lady of the Lake University to explore appreciative inquiry. I will be discussing how to integrate an appreciative inquiry approach with Alinsky organizing principles for progressive social change work.

The poster will present the results of a preliminary study I conducted earlier this year. Using postcritical existential phenomenology, I explored how people experience a sense of liberation through social justice work.

In the roundtable discussion, we will uncover implicit meaning and expressions of power in everyday social justice leadership discourse. If this interests you, make sure you check out our Generative Language course next June.

I hope to see you in Denver!

Welcome

When I dream alone, it is just a dream. When we dream together, it is the beginning of reality.” –Brazilian proverb

We are all muses. Through our intentions and interactions, we have the power to inspire personal and political change.

The purpose of The Activist’s Muse is to:

  • Encapsulate the various ideas that have infiltrated my heart and my mind
  • Explore my ideas through writing and share them with the progressive community
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Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.” — Niels Bohr

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