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Is Anger a Motivator for Change?

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

What part does anger play in creating change -- personal change, organizational change, social change? In a year that I've committed to exploring my own anger, this question just keeps arising.

3 Ways Broadband Internet Is Improving Health Care And Education

Tae Yoo | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

In many parts of the world, being able to download information on a smartphone, tablet or laptop in a few seconds is the norm. In Silicon Valley, wire...

Celebrating 21st-Century Feminism and Why It Matters

Emmanuelle Herman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Emmanuelle Herman

In a room full of feminists the other day, someone asked 'What have we achieved over the past 10 years?' To my surprise, the room fell silent. Is it really that hard to name a couple of recent successes?

I Wish France Had Banned Underweight Models When I Was One

Ainsley McWha | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Ainsley McWha

My old agency director? He could have been imprisoned for what he said to me. That was almost 20 years ago, but I will never forget his words and their after effects.

Indian Women Take Down Their Country's Rape Culture In 3-Minute Rap

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

Two Indian women busted rhymes to make a point, and they got the world's attention. Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi uploaded a video to YouTube o...

When Is It Bad to Seek Attention?

Matt Hartman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Most of us are called attention-seeking at some point, and it's usually a way to silence or delegitimize. We silence and delegitimize those who are oppressed -- those we want to stay in their place. Often, its done subconsciously, but just as, if not more, often it's done with purpose.

A More Accessible Union -- 25 Years to the ADA

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 03.19.2015 | New York
Isaac Zablocki

We should be a society that builds ramps whether it is requested or not. It is not that disability programs should be accessible, it is that everything should be accessible, and the disability community should be accessing like anyone else.

World Poetry Day: Poetry for Social Change

Tammara Fort | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact
Tammara Fort

Poetry has been used for millennia as a means for transmitting historical and cultural information. Poets throughout history have also waged war on social ills and crimes against humanity through their verse

Florida Proposes "Stand Outside My Loo" Law

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The current bifurcated restroom designation contradicts the realities of peoples' sexed bodies, gender identities and gender expressions.

The White Shadow

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

I absorbed the dynamics of difference, because, I, too, was different. If rights were denied to others, my rights would be denied, someday, too. That's why we should care about Ferguson. Fearing our neighbor means losing our religion.

Culture Can Help Align Values With Actions: Interview with Tom David

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

In any organization, culture can help align values with actions. It can provide a shared sense of coherence. It helps establish and maintain appropriate standards of behavior and productivity across the organization and may simplify the task of integrating new staff into their jobs.

Putting People to Work Is a Good Thing -- And a Good Investment

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

More and more, as the social enterprise movement spreads around the world, we're finding that the best results actually happen for everyone when businesses look beyond the bottom line and invest in social change -- and that can only be good for everyone.

#Selma50, Storytelling Strategies and Social Change

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Lee-Sean Huang

By presenting a problem, and then a solution, it may leave the reader thinking that the problem is solved, but of course it is not solved. We have a choice to make, to continue the march towards a more just society, or to rest on the laurels of past victories. The choice is ours.

No, Everything Cool Isn't a Disruptive Innovation

Ryan Scott | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Social change disruption, catalytic innovation -- whatever you want to call it -- the application of new ways of thinking about thorny issues that face our world is crucial to bridging the disconnect between different stakeholders, and forging a unified path.

Lauren Coodley's Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.05.2015 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

Can a dedicated socialist have a significant impact upon American life? Lauren Coodley's biography of prominent novelist Upton Sinclair shows that it's possible.

Female Founders Take On the Startup World

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

There was some really good advice coming outta the hashtag #FemaleFounders, so my team and I put together a Storify to put some of our favorites in one place (folks, it was really tough to only choose a few).

I'm Hopeful the Power of Sports Will Expand to Spur More Social Change

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.26.2015 | Sports
The University of Central Florida Forum

As someone who has tried to use the sports platform and the power of sports to address serious social issues during the past 50 years, it gives me great hope that we will use that sports platform in an expanded way in the years ahead. Society can only be better for it if we do.

The New Change Agents: From Apps to Opps

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Adele Scheele

The Centre of Social Innovation was spawned in Toronto by Eli Malinsky one decade ago to offer space and assistance for those who wanted to help create a new society by launching their enterprise.

Authenticity. Leadership. Nairobi.

Martina Buchal | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Martina Buchal

January 17th- January 24th, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya Feeling Notes: Warmth, heat of the red African sun, smell of fire, strength of women and the girl c...

Forgetting Lynching at Our Peril

Rebecca Todd Peters | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Rebecca Todd Peters

Accountability for people of privilege must include breaking out of the safety of our cocoons of privilege and building relationships with people across lines of difference. It must begin with examining our privilege and then figuring out how to use our privilege to address the ongoing forms of injustice that we see.

Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.

Our Illusion of Connectivity

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara M. Gardner

Just like the teams that make families in catalogs look just a little too perfect. Just like Photoshop. It's all an illusion. I don't think we are better off. Not even close. It's lonelier. It's isolating. And without a major shift in the way our world works today, I have no idea how to change it.

How Nelson Mandela's Words Apply To The Ferguson Movement

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

What do the young leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have to teach renowned global leaders at the World Economic Forum? Quite a lot, accor...

A Woman's Inner Strength

Seema Kalra | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Seema Kalra

Recently I had the privilege of talking to Bhanu Narasimhan, a distinguished social change enabler and spiritual teacher from India, while she was visiting the International Center for Meditation and Well Being in Boone, North Carolina.

Noreen Marian Bautista: Grab Opportunities that Make You the Best Version of Yourself

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...