To my surprise, one of my new activities for 2012 is to open a Twitter account! The purpose of AfterGandhiBk isn't chatting (who's got time?), but to share quotes and information on nonviolent resistance.
After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance.
In 2011, we said goodbye to two of them:
Wangari Matthai of the Green Belt Movement, the first African woman and the first environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize, "a towering figure in Kenya, ... renowned as a fearless social activist and an environmental crusader." (The Guardian obituary),
The history, experiences, and ideas of those who've actively practiced alternatives to violence could not be more apropos at this time, with news accounts full of images and stories of people participating in - and reacting to - the Occupy Movement. It's an incredible opportunity to help young people connect the dots between what's gone before and what's happening now and to engage hearts and minds in the quest for justice.