Inspiring Stories


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I sometimes see stories that are quite inspiring, particularly ones related to social justice. So I thought maybe a thread dedicated to such stories would be worthwhile.

I’ll start with this story of America’s oldest park ranger, 100 years of age:

Sitting in that meeting with the National Park Service planners as the only Black person in the room, she realized something: “The history, as I had lived it, was nowhere in sight — not one minute of it.”
Soskin decided to change that. She became a consultant to the park in 2003, and a park ranger in 2007 at the age of 85. Sharing her story with as many people as possible, she decided, was her way of reclaiming her history, and that of countless others whose tales have gone untold.
She’s become known for saying: “What gets remembered is determined by who is in the room doing the remembering.”


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How about this? A couple of Philadelphians have organized development of a app for mediation (and social services referral options) to help reduce threat escalation and gun violence in the city.

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