So Act . . . Because There is a Place for Us!


So Act . . . Because There is a Place for Us!

Some things cannot be explained or reasoned intellectually, you have to FEEL IT!

As a writer one is very much familiar with the term that the pen is mightier than the sword . . . but not always.

The deeper I get into writing my second book about the So Act Network, the more it pulls out of me the core elements of what I believe and ultimately aspire to be.

It was funny though that this video, and the tangible imagery contained within its virtual frames did not really come together until a brief discussion last evening.

The person with whom I was speaking is a woman who is actively involved with social change and yet like So Act Founder Greg Halpern, she did not lament the absence of money as being a major obstacle. Instead, it was the absence of ideas and a willingness, perhaps courage to take action.

In this regard I was reminded of the heartfelt eloquence of Edward Kennedy’s sorrowful eulogy for his brother Bobby; “some men see things the way they are and ask, why? I dream things that never were, and ask why not?”

Of course George Bernard Shaw was the original author of those words, but the meaning and impact resonates well beyond any one person. It is a call to action for all of us.  Join So Act Today!

I hope you enjoy the video and, when it is released in February 2010, the book.

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2 Responses to “So Act . . . Because There is a Place for Us!”
  1. Louise says:

    Enjoy it? I love it! It’s awesome. I work at a homeless shelter here in Calgary. Our unfortunate claim to fame is we are the largest shelter in Canada. I don’t think that’s a good thing — size does not always make you great (though we do great work). Our size, however, has become actuality because, well… if not us, who? if not now, when? If we don’t provide shelter to these individuals when they need it most, who will?

    There is a place for us. For every Canadian. For everyone. There is a place — and sometimes, that place is not where we think it should be, it’s where the person finds themselves.

    Thank you for this video, You inspire me on a cold, wintry Sunday morning.

    Louise Gallagher

    PS. We recorded Stand by Me at the shelter earlier this year. Like your video, it was about that place where we are all equal. Shelter clients and Calgary musicians got together to create an amazing event. You can watch it here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RnH0iKNozA

    • Thank you for your feedback Louise. I will be certain to check out your video, while at the same time encourage you to join So Act (its free to join), and set-up a group dedicated to your organization.

      oth the domestic and international resources will prove to be extrememly useful.

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