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My Life, My Stories Intergenerational Conversations: Everyday Activists
My Life, My Stories is a non-profit dedicated to bringing people of all ages together in a brave space to share and learn. It's our mission to offer opportunities for our intergenerational community to be honest and vulnerable with one another during a time that is filled with so much tragedy and suffering.

Please join us for our next virtual intergenerational event to discuss everyday activism as it relates to fighting against oppression of any form (race, gender, sexuality, age, class, and more). Many people ask themselves, "What now? How do I keep fighting?"

Sustainability activist, Anna Lappe, often hears many people feel like their actions are just a drop in the bucket. She says, "It's probably more accurate to say people feel they're a drop in the desert--their drop dissipates before even touching ground. If you think about the idea of a bucket as a container that holds all of our drops, you'd sense how fast a bucket can fill and that--you never know--you could even be the one drop that pushes the water over the edge."

We'll have the opportunity to hear from speakers of multiple generations share how they've been an everyday activist in their local community through small actions and a belief that they can make a difference.

After hearing their stories, we'll break out into small intergenerational discussion groups led by volunteer facilitators. All we ask is that you be curious, respectful, and authentic.


Alan was fired from his teaching position and denied tenure at UC Santa Cruz for becoming the first openly gay professor in US history. While very few faculty supported Alan, it was his students who organized protests and sit-ins to call attention to the administration's homophobia.

Jul 26, 2020 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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