I've just had a discouraging moment in the pursuit of a dream: being turned down for funding. The Activist School is going to exist someday. Just not as big and fast as we would hope. Which basically means keeping my day-job. So, because Matt reminds me of "illegitimus non carborundum", i will finally start this blog to share some of what i know (and know about) that might be of use to social justice activists, popular educators and storytellers. Please check back for stories and quotes and exercises that you can make use of in the ongoing struggle to resist oppression and bring a little more love and compassion into our so so troubled world.
And just to start things off, some important words for activists from William James: "It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true."