Hillary chooses legislation over hearts and minds. She's wrong.

Interesting piece about her encounter with a few Black Lives Matter fellows the other day and this part caught my eye:In the push for social progress, which comes first: changed hearts or changed laws?...more

A vision, a goal, and some mustard: Women’s leadership @ ASU

Somebody once gave me a greeting card that read, "Just when you think you are done, you are really just beginning." That is certainly my story with Take The Lead which I co-founded with my wonderful partner-in-good Amy Litzenberger. So when the question came up about how I came to be teaching this online certificate course, ...more


Empowerment is Contagious, No Chainsaw Required.

You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result. ~ Mahatma Gandhi...more

Seeing Gaming in a New Light: Games for Change Festival 2011

I just got back from New York City for my first visit to the Games for Change Festival. In its eighth year, this year’s festival was held on June 20-22 at New York University.  I wasn’t able to attend the entire conference, but thanks to live streaming I caught most of the Tuesday talks I would have missed otherwise.  (You can watch the archives of the live stream, too!)...more

Let's see,
1- I'm a retired teacher
2- I'm a SXSW regular and have seen both Jane McGonigal ...more

10 Tips for Starting a Virtual Social Change Book Club

One of my 2010 highlights was organizing a virtual social change book club. A few people have asked me how to organize their own, so I thought I'd share the process with you.  ...more

Glad you're joining too, Jenna!

Britt ...more

Seeking Women Volunteers - Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, CA

Girls For A Change (GFC) is a national organization that empowers thousands of teen girls to create and lead social change. GFC provides girls with professional female role models, leadership training and the inspiration to work together in teams to solve persistent societal problems in their communities. ...more

Happy Nelson Mandela Day!

Today, July 18th, is designated by the United Nations as the first annual international holiday honoring former South African president Nelson Mandela, on the occasion of his 92nd birthday. South African design blogger Lana explains the purpose of the commemoration well: ...more

What an amazing tribute to a man who has made such a huge difference--not only in South Africa, ...more

Being Afro in a Straight World:Time for Change

Five years ago I started on a journey that I thought was simply about my hair. I was 27 and had looked like this for the last 5 years... not bad huh? Well.......more

Looking forward to reading your thoughts!more

Liberals and Progressives -- Stop E-mailing the Choir and Get Out on the Street

I love the speed and breadth at which we can communicate using Internet tools. But when we combine that with social activism, I am afraid that we could be shooting ourselves in the collective progressive foot. ...more

You're right. I did misread. You won't indulge unquestioned rhetoric due to ....? Yard signs? ...more