Why not share one of these quotes or poems in a Free The Change Meet-up - for strength or inspiration.
Got your own to share? We'd love to hear them. Post them to the Free the Change Facebook group, Instagram, or email us. Please note: readings labelled "Re-grouping" have been selected to help your group come back together after lively conversation.
"Do not accept half a solution, Do not believe half truths, Do not dream half a dream..."
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. Alice Walker
"The outstretched wing tips of each migrating goose create a a pocket of wind resistance for the bird tucked in behind and below… cutting the drag by up to 65%… "
ANGER is the deepest form of compassion, for another, for the world, for the self, for the body, for a family and for all our ideals...
"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do..."
"You may well ask: 'Why direct action? Why sit ins, marches and so forth? Isn't negotiation a better path?' ... I must confess that I am not afraid of the word 'tension'..."
"Together we are very powerful, and we have a seldom-told, seldom-remembered history of victories and transformations that can give us confidence that, yes, we can change the world because..."
“There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist fighting for peace by non-violent methods most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form..."
"If we value things like friendship, family, community, education, workplaces that work, and democracy, there's a minimum requirement. We must learn to talk with each other, even when we disagree. Not "at" each other, or even "to" each other, but "with" each other..."
"What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?"