Where there’s a will

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Where there’s a will

  1. 1. Where There’s a Willfoundation<br />Kim Clark<br />Executive Director<br />www.edugossip.com/wtawfnd<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>The Need for Personal Activism
  3. 3. What is Personal Activism
  4. 4. Assess Your Personal Activism
  5. 5. Strategies for Building Personal Activism
  6. 6. Personal Action Plan</li></li></ul><li>The Need for Personal Activism<br /><ul><li>On-going Change in the Economy and Civic Engagement
  7. 7. Widening inequality, reduced job security, instability of or loss of community, environmental degradation,
  8. 8. Express Your Citizen Values
  9. 9. Be Happy
  10. 10. Its Easier than You Think</li></li></ul><li>What is Personal Activism?<br />The ability to make choices that reflect our values as citizens. Values based on beliefs anchored in ethics, religion, philosophy or other wisdom traditions.<br />
  11. 11. Characteristics of Activist People<br />Engaged Civically<br />Sustain good health under pressure<br />Change to a new way of understanding, centered in their beliefs and values, when needed<br />Understand that change takes time<br />Connect with others <br />
  12. 12. Strategies for Personal Activism<br />Own Your Beliefs or Values:<br />Develop a strong sense of purpose<br />Know the source of your beliefs or values<br />See change as a challenge<br />Develop self-confidence<br />Be optimistic<br />Have a good sense of humor<br />
  13. 13. Strategies for Personal Activism<br />Feel It:<br />Have the courage to feel the emotions<br />Identify if the emotions are positive or negative<br />Move to actions that make you feel positive<br />
  14. 14. Strategies for Personal Activism<br />Live It:<br />Choose a Policy Issue<br />Go online to understand the issues<br />Get involved locally, nationally or globally<br />Connect with others<br />Be happy with the involvement<br />
  15. 15. Strategies for Personal Activism<br />Love It!<br />Be Optimistic<br />Talk about your new interest in activism<br />Focus on continuous learning and improvement<br />Feel happiness and contentment <br />
  16. 16. Personal Activist Plan<br />Identify 2-3 actions you will take today<br />
  17. 17. Resources <br />Personal Activism Motivation Program<br />Personal Activism Program for Youth<br />Group Coaching <br />Questions: Call (510) 964-0427 or e-mail wtawfnd@gmail.com<br />Website hosted at:<br />www.edugossip.com/wtawfnd<br />

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