The Granny Peace Brigade formed in 2006, at the height of the Iraq war. Most are lifelong activists who think that war is never the answer. Working together they have purpose, comraderie and engaged with their community. Read about them in this article by Michael Vitez, Philadelphia Inquirer. http://articles.philly.com/2013-09-16/news/42083528_1_goldie-petkov-flier-grannies
Grannies for Peace - Not War
This is What 80 Looks Like!
Gloria Steinem and Arthur Waskow
Two lifetime activists who speak power to truth -- Gloria Steinen and Rabbi Arthur Waskow – were honored as they both turn 80 last November. This was their opportunity to share what is means to be an elder who is still an activist, and what it means to be an activist who can draw on many years of life experience.
What a gift to the world! What an acknowledgement of the wisdom and the experience of age.
Holly Near is an internationally celebrated performer and activist. She teaches that we all live in confusing times; people everywhere feel inundated with information and often with fear and despair. It is essential that we stand and deliver our messages on behalf of clarity, hope, and compassion.
Listen to her sing 1,000 GRANDMOTHERS
These are stories of elders who have inspired me in my activism.