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Changemaker Kids: Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Changemaker Kids | Comments Off on Changemaker Kids: Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny

Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny or “Little Miss Flint” has become a face of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Whether speaking out on social media, organizing toy drives, or meeting with President Barack Obama, Little Miss Flint never lets us forget that the water crisis in Flint has still not been resolved. READ an update from December 2016 on the crisis. (Guardian) FOLLOW her on Twitter. FOLLOW her on YouTube. FOLLOW her on Facebook. Watch the Teen Vogue interview with Mari at the January 2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC. Changemaker Kids honors the power of children and teens to Be the...

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Changemaker Kids: Paige Brown

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Changemaker Kids | Comments Off on Changemaker Kids: Paige Brown

17-year-old Paige Brown of Bangor, Maine won the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search for her innovative method of cleaning polluted waterways using dollar-store hair clips, a block of foam, and seaweed! Paige’s invention makes it possible to inexpensively remove excess phosphorus from water in order to prevent harmful algal blooms which kill fish and other plant life. Source: A Mighty Girl Explore...

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Wondermore is Being the Change

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change, Passive Violence, School Visits | Comments Off on Wondermore is Being the Change

  Here’s to Wondermore who is being the change in Boston, MA! The mission of Wondermore is to cultivate children’s curiosity, creativity, and academic achievement by igniting in them a love of good books. We do this primarily by bringing acclaimed children’s authors and illustrators into underserved K-8 Boston Public Schools for visits and writing workshops that align with the curriculum. Thank you for bringing author Bethany Hegedus to Mather School in Dorcester, MA to share the message of passive violence  from Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi...

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Tree of Violence at Pleasant Hills Elementary

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change, Educators & Librarians, Passive Violence, School Visits | Comments Off on Tree of Violence at Pleasant Hills Elementary

Our gratitude to the innovative educators and thoughtful students of Pleasant Hills Elementary who created a Tree of Violence, an exercise the Mahatma asked his grandson Arun Gandhi to do and that marks the pages of Be the Change. “As the monsoon rains renewed the earth, my tree grew and grew.  Both branches were heavy with leaves, but the passive violence side became enormous.” —Be the Change    ...

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Grandfather Gandhi Creators Launch BE THE CHANGE at Festival

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change, Educators & Librarians, Managing Anger | Comments Off on Grandfather Gandhi Creators Launch BE THE CHANGE at Festival

Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus and Evan Turk, creators of the Grandfather Gandhi picture books had a rich, full weekend sharing stories at the Brattleboro Literary Festival in October 2016. Here they are interviewed by Kirsten Cappy of Curious City on “Peace Begins with Me: Channeling Anger & Being the Change.”     This slideshow requires...

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