Julie Pilat hosts a series of conversations with inspiring, understated, change makers of the world who have influenced, inspired, or changed a life.
Hope lives in here, in this episode. For me, when I recorded The Idea Fountain Episode 7: Justice with Mike de la Rocha, I didn’t have much hope. Years ago I had visited Sylmar’s Juvenile Detention Center with Mike and it made me feel sick. I was overwhelmed by the atmosphere, the enormity of challenges, or how it was even possible to have a building the size of a high school filled with juveniles with life sentences. When nationally babies were being taken from their parents at the boarder I didn’t have much confidence that a tweet, phone call, or showing up at a march would change that. I wanted to do something I just didn’t know WHAT. Mike de la Rocha is an extremely talented artist and also an organizer who works at Revolve Impact. He joined us, along with Tia Oso from Revolve Impact, and walked through how to make a difference locally via education, using your voice, and building community. It gave me a whole new level of much needed hope. My wish is it does the same for you. Come into my living room for a fireside chat with friends and lets figure out how to make a difference. Now is the time! #socialjustice #immigration #juveniledetention #prison #Humanize #Policy #Politics #JohnForte #alexandriaocasiocortez #Organizing #Community #Local #problemsolving #Hope #LockedUp #UseYourVoice #knowyourrepresentatives #malidomasome #Energy