Thursday, May 8, 2008

Be the Change

We have hit some tough problems this semester - and your efforts are needed to solve these problems. You can do more than you think. As Robert Kennedy said:

"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

So get involved...and here are some easy ways to do so:

Human rights and the treatment of U.S. detainees:

Extreme Poverty and the AIDS pandemic:



Feel free to add your own in the comments.


Red said...

Not to put too much of a damper on the causes here (all are very much in need of support) but don't forget to look to our own. There are serious problems right here in the US of A with poverty, lack of education, lack of medical care, etc. We have drug problems, gang problems, and serious apathy problems.

Support what you believe in, that's all anyone can ask. I ask folks to support our military, and our law enforcement here at home. We are doing the best we can, but it's not easy, and your support is appreciated.

And for all of that, thanks, Professor Davis. My test scores may not reflect this (I'm not a very good test taker) but I think I learned quite a bit from this class. I enjoyed the material and I think I will be able to put at least some of what I learned to use.

Good luck to everyone on the last quiz.

Anonymous said...

wow, and i thought this class couldn't get anymore partisan.

Anonymous said...

How is this post (encouraging activism) partisan?

goldylocksuk said...

Free Tibet? Yes but to what end? Feudalism as has always existed under the control and hierarchy that is The Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism? Do you know the D.L has been massively funded by the CIA? Wherever the CIA is mentioned, I want to know why? To whose benefit?
Its not always black and white.