How to be an Activist, Historical Activism, Famous American Activists, the Suffragists, and How This Applies to Women Today
Every day a wide variety of headlines call out problems, injustices, and things in our world that quite simply *need* to change. Whether it’s age, gender, or sex discrimination; concern over our planet, strip-mining, drilling and the environment; or fighting for religious freedom, individual freedom, gun rights or the right to be free from gun violence; there are a million and one worthy causes. So many sometimes that it is easy to become overwhelmed and not know where to start or what to do.
While we have all heard the term *activist*, what exactly does that mean? Are activists militants? Can activists be a part of the organizations which they are struggling against? Can you talk to, reason with, or even understand an ardent activist? Prepare for the answers and the discussion in this show to surprise you!
April Young Bennet is a member of a patriarchal religion and she is also an activist who seeks to change certain rules within that organization. No, she did not throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater! She loves many components of her religion and she is simply seeking to make it better. Stronger. More loving, acceptable and accessible to all. She seeks understanding and to foster a common ground with those who do not think as she does, and through her respectful conversation and the willingness to truly listen and understand, she is succeeding in places where others have not.