DO WHAT IS RIGHT: Activism in Today’s World

Whether we choose to stand up for the protection of the environment, human rights, civil rights, or “love of country,” it is a courageous act to become “active” in today’s world. Today’’s activist is no longer just the public extremist or (mostly) long-haired protester we see arrested on the evening news. Today’s activists are just as likely to include a grandmother with a fast internet connection or a child who sends a letter to the White House. Doing what is right, trying to improve the world around us, is not for the weak-hearted. The journey can be difficult but also surprisingly rewarding.

Denise Nelson