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What stops us from acting on issues we care about? Have there been issues where you've wanted to take a stand, but didn't? Why do you think you didn't? If there were issues where you did take a stand, what got you involved? Do you feel like ordinary citizens really can make a difference?
Or do you hold back from acting because you think your efforts are futile? Were you involved in the election on either side? What got you involved? Or what stopped you? And if you were involved, how did that make you feel in terms of your ability to shape history? What do you feel your responsibility is now that Obama is president?
Are you hopeful in your personal life, for your own individual future? Do you have more or less hope in terms of this country's future, or the future of the world?
Were you surprised to see a portrait of Desmond Tutu as so down-to-earth?
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Any lessons from this? Did you know the real Rosa Parks story, or did you only know the myth?
How does it change your view to know Parks didn't act alone? Does it change your image of how people become activists? How do we know when an action matters? Do the stories Paul tells of Nixon, Dr Spock, and his friend Lisa Peattie suggest that the major impact of much of what we do may be hidden?
Can you think of other situations where a person who clearly made an impact on history first got involved in a seemingly lost cause, or where the results of their attempts to work for change were unclear until long after their initial efforts?
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