A list of some of the people, things, and events that inspired me, or added fun to my week.
Save Oakland Library. This week they had a 14-hour Read-in, presented 14,500 petition signatures to the City Council, and showed up at City Hall with shovels, rakes, and hammers to protest the potential closure of the Temescal Tool Lending Library.
2. Yesterday I interviewed artist and social changemaker, Naomi Natale, for the July Big Vision Podcast about her powerful One Million Bones project. One Million Bones is a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities.
3. I wouldn't exactly call Robyn O'Brien's book, The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It, fun, but it's definitely eye-opening. I haven't finished it yet, but it's already affecting how I shop.
When O'Brien, a conservative southern mom whose belief systems were shaken when she discovered the connection between corporations, the government and food safety (or lack of safety), asked her parish priest what she should do with this new knowledge, he said:
"[W]hen you are truly called to action, you have to let go of that control and really allow your faith to lead you. It is a fearful thing to fall into faith's hands."
4. Tonight is the last episode of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. Yay! I hope there will be a 3rd season.
5. Got a fun summer Shirley Temple haircut from Crissy King with lots of help from her adorable dog, Auggie (you can see his photo on her website).
What inspired you, or added fun to your week?