The last Friday of the month brings the February installment of the “We are the World Blogfest.” WATWB seeks to promote positive news. There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world. For more information, visit: http://www.damyantiwrites.com/we-are-the-world-blogfest/
A shooting at the school that bears her name is not the only way Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ name should be remembered. Douglas was a reporter, writer, activist, and environmentalist, who in her long life fought to save the Florida Everglades. In 1947 she wrote a book, River of Grass, about the Everglades as an ecosystem. Read about her here, on Wilderness Connect: Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Restoring the River of Grass.
As Martin Gould wrote in a recent public Facebook post, Stoneman Douglas’ legacy of activism has now been picked up by the students from her namesake school. She would be proud of their courage to stand up for what they believe in. I find the actions of these young people very inspiring; they give me hope for change.