On Monday I am flying to São Paulo, Brazil, to talk about my philosophy and practice through CommonAction, including SoundOut and The Freechild Project. It all began a few years ago, when Lilian Kelian contacted me. Working with a program called Jovens Urbanos (Urban Youth), Lilian asked if they could translate some of my publications and use themContinue reading “I Will See YOU in São Paulo!”
Category Archives: advocacy
Why I Advocate for Youth
Our histories can be as important as our actions when we’re trying to change the world in any way, because they drive so much of what we do. Like most folks, my own motivation has a lot of roots. Many of them stem from experiencing childhood homelessness; others from youth activism and community organizing I led whenContinue reading “Why I Advocate for Youth”
What Makes Us Human?
Who are we as individuals if we are not changing the world? Who are we as a people if we are not changing the world? There are many animals that are caught up in the nuances of altering their environment, transforming their thoughts, and modifying their actions. However, how many creatures do we know thatContinue reading “What Makes Us Human?”