Posted by: Kristin | April 27, 2009

Positive Change Starts with You!

Just over a week ago, one of my mentors, 84-year old Kay Bullitt, social justice diva (as I like to refer to her) said to me that she’d like to host a party on Wed, April 29th, 2009 to celebrate Obama’s first 100 days in office. She thought she would ask each of her friends to come to the party ready to declare what positive change they are making in their community! After all, Obama’s historical campaign and what he has accomplished in the past 100 days is truly impressive. Nevertheless, as he himself reminds us “We are the change we seek!” We can keep looking outside of ourselves, for role models like Obama, etc., but real change comes from within each of us as individuals making that commitment towards positive change!

Inspired by Kay’s idea to gather her community to create positive change, I thought…what if people all over the world did this? A vision and a movement was launched! Since that day, a committed group of friends and I have been gathering daily to launch an on-line community of changemakers. This will be a space to encourage people to commit and take action on their vision for positive change: http://www.MyOneChange.com. The site will be ready by our kick-off MOC party this Wednesday – and will give people a chance to post their positive change on-line and join this movement! In the meantime, if you twitter, go ahead and start posting your positive change by using the tag: #MOC

In addition, we are asking people all over the world to consider hosting a “MOC” (MyOneChange) – (vs. Block) Party this Wednesday, April 29th, 2009. Let me know if you would like to host a MOC party (make it a potluck!) and we’ll be encouraging you to post a one minute video on the http://www.myonechange.com website from your city declaring your change!

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