Looking for Some Empowerment?



November 30, 2006

I've subscribed to a lot of rabble.ca's podcasts and have enjoyed most of them. I have to say though that I was totally blown away by Reverend Van Jones' speech in FierceLight. Episodes 1-3 are filled with hope, conviction and challenge as Van Jones from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights preaches to activists and spiritual people alike.

It is easy to get discouraged as an activist. I think I would benefit from listening to these speeches every few months. It is important to look for inspiration in this world and to share what we have found to be useful. I would encourage people to listen to these three short audio clips, either as podcasts or directly through your web browsers.

Please post comments here if you have any other links to inspirational audio files.

About The Author

Mike Gifford is the founder of OpenConcept Consulting Inc, which he started in 1999. Since then, he has been particularly active in developing and extending open source content management systems to allow people to get closer to their content. Before starting OpenConcept, Mike had worked for a number of national NGOs including Oxfam Canada and Friends of the Earth.