Attend the Media Festival and support our work towards change.

Posted by Holland / on 08/25/2011 / 1 Comment

Intro

I was recently reading some material from Howard Zinn and came across these encouraging words which I wanted to share. Sometimes when talking about a resource based economy, people love the idea but say that it will never happen. Yet, if you look at history, so many wonderful changes took place because people were willing to continue working towards the cause, even if only in small actions. Every little thing we do towards our goal makes a difference. It's like the witch who peed in the ocean saying "Every little bit counts!"

"I would encourage people to look around them in their community and find an organization that is doing something that they believe in, even if that organization has only five people, or ten people, or twenty people, or a hundred people. And to look at history and understand that when change takes place it takes place as a result of large, large numbers of people doing little things unbeknownst to one another. And that history is very important for people to not get discouraged. Because if you look at history you see the way the labor movement was able to achieve things when it stuck to its guns, when it organized, when it resisted. Black people were able to change their condition when they fought back and when they organized. Same thing with the movement against the war in Vietnam, and the women's movement. History is instructive. And what it suggests to people is that even if they do little things, if they walk on the picket line, if they join a vigil, if they write a letter to their local newspaper. Anything they do, however small, becomes part of a much, much larger sort of flow of energy. And when enough people do enough things, however small they are, then change takes place."

The Zeitgeist Movement has a global event coming up where you can show your support and be a part of the "much larger flow of energy". Many from the Palm Springs Chapter will be attending the Zeitgeist Media Festival in Los Angeles on September 11, 2011. This is one way for us to contribute and bring about awareness. If anyone is interested in attending please let us know so we can organize travel plans if needed. It is going to be a Super exciting event. Personally, I'm on pins and needles! The days are counting down, don't miss out if you can make it and remember to bring a can or other donation of food as it is also a food drive :) Check out the list of wonderful performances and purchase your tickets here: http://zeitgeistmediafestival.org/

 "The future is an infinite succession of presents" -Howard Zinn

 

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  • Camille says:

    Thanks Holland I am so excited to attend this event... now more than ever after reading this post! ;)

    August 25, 2011 at 10:32 PM | Permalink

 

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