I love my friend Patti Digh. She is someone who knows how to put feet on her beliefs and put them into action, as well as being able to tell stories of her life in a way that makes a reader able to feel as though he/she is an old friend. She has created something to make a kind of order in the chaos of figuring out what actions to take to make your voices heard.
I wanted to share this with all y’all (that’s really Southern speak for you guys) so that you’d have the opportunity to take part in it if you so choose. It’s called, as the title says, The Art of Activism.
This is from the description of the course.
Starting on November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, you’ll receive one email per day for 37 days, with suggested actions for that day. Each day will have two activities: 1) Learning; and 2) Doing.
You’ll have the opportunity to respond to the prompts in an online classroom, where everyone in the course can share thoughts, suggestions, additional actions, and more.
The cost is $1 per day, for a total of $37.00. This will help cover the administration of the course, its development, and the software needed to host the course.
It’s time to take action. You wanted to know what role you would have played in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? Now’s your time to find out.
I know I’m posting a lot of activist things right now. They all feel relevant to our lives as creatives and as people with disabilities, but if they don’t feel so relevant to your life, they are simply provided as possibilities for you to check out. As I said a few days ago, you can take the woman out of social work, but you can’t take social work out of the woman. That’s just as much a part of me as the writer/creator. So I have to honor that too.