We would replace power rooted in possession, privilege or circumstance by power and uniqueness rooted in love, reflectiveness, reason and creativity.” — Tom Hayden, Port Huron statement
Daily Practice: Today, I celebrate the life of my friend and mentor Tom Hayden. The Port Huron statement was a light for so many of us, and his leadership in investing ourselves locally was core to my engagement in the radical changes in Santa Monica in the 70’s. His wife Barbara loves to sing Joe Hill, so today as my heart cries I hear Joe Hill saying “Don’t mourn, organize.” Tom was working for peace and justice until his last breaths. Be inspired to build your community today. Find two neighbors you haven’t connected with yet, get to know them and discover what values you share.
The Nation: Tom Hayden
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