I just got this email from Brave New Nation.. the documentary series I took part in. I'm really honored and excited to be in such an awesome series with so many inspiring people! Check it out below:
Dear Fellow Progressives,
Who are your heroes?
Van Jones on green jobs? Pete Seeger’s 70 years of activism? 17-year old Ava Lowery who has been protesting the Iraq war since the age of 14? Brave New Foundation and The Nation magazine have teamed together to produce This Brave Nation, a documentary series in 5 parts that celebrates these remarkable progressives and inspires a new generation. Now, we want you to nominate your heroes
This Brave Nation is what happens when the oldest magazine in America teams up with the country's most revolutionary media pioneer. You will see Tom Hayden, Dolores Huerta, Carl Pope, Bonnie Raitt, and Pete Seeger in one-on-one conversations with rising stars like Majora Carter, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Ava Lowery, and Anthony Romero. Check out the first episode on June 1st at http://bravenation.com/?utm_source=peacetakes
and then be sure to tune in each Sunday through mid-July to see the other episodes in the series.
The leaders featured in This Brave Nation are our heroes. Now, we want to know who your young heroes are! The Nation and Brave New Foundation are ALSO creating the Brave Nation Award - presented to the country's most inspiring young local hero from a pool of candidates nominated through an online contest and selected by the ten featured heroes themselves. Who do you know who is making a change at the local level? Take a minute to think about it. Do you know a young person who speaks for those who cannot? Is there someone working to make your community a cleaner space in which to live? Are you actively working to make this world a more just place? The Brave Nation Award will recognize one of these exceptional individuals.
We want to be inspired by YOU. Go to http://bravenation.com/?utm_source=peacetakes
and nominate one of your heroes.
This series will be available free-of-charge over the internet, but there will be DVDs available. For a $15 donation, we will give you 2 copies of the series, $30 for 5 or $50 for ten. Keep one for yourself and donate the other copies to local schools, libraries and young people in your life. To donate and receive a DVD, go to:http://bravenation.com/?utm_source=peacetakes
Join with us, in This Brave Nation!