Jody Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work as the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, knows something about activism. You can watch this RSA Animated Short in which she speaks about the importance of trying to make a difference.
Whether you agree with the students who join in the National Walkout today or not, I think that we should take heart that they are moved enough to choose do something rather than nothing. Often accused of being self-centered and apathetic, these young people will be working to make their voices heard.
You can find more RSA Animated Shorts on a variety of topics here. I will also be adding this video to my Pinterest Board of Inspirational Videos.
2 thoughts on “Jody Williams on Activism”
This is great! I truly believe in what she is saying-not even just to contribute but it also helps give you a place to channel your anger.:) I started volunteering on a political campaign for the first time this year. I have a sign in my yard and everything. I was tired of just complaining and getting mad about all the country’s woes. I am with these kids today. I’m glad they are politically aware and I hope people start listening to them.
That is an excellent point about channeling your anger! I need to get out of my chair and be more active!