Thursday, July 31, 2008

New DVD series on activist generations features ACLU director

Who are your heroes?

After 8 years of truly uninspired leadership on the part of our elected officials, we could all use a little inspiration. That’s why I want to share with you a ground-breaking series jointly created by the nation’s oldest progressive magazine and the country’s most revolutionary media pioneer: This Brave Nation.

Brave New Foundation and The Nation magazine have teamed up to produce This Brave Nation, a 5-part documentary series that brings together some of the most celebrated progressive minds in our country today for conversations with rising young activists. I was honored and delighted to be a part of this revolutionary series, and I hope you can check it out.

It was a thrilling and humbling experience to be asked to participate in this series with some of my own progressive heroes, including Pete Seeger, Carl Pope, Bonnie Raitt, Dolores Huerta, and Tom Hayden. But even more inspiring was the involvement of rising progressive stars.

I had the opportunity to meet and talk with an exceptional young woman, Ava Lowery, a filmmaker who is already changing the world. For her sixteenth birthday, instead of a party, she held a peace protest at the Alabama state capital. Her story and her passions, as well as those of the other young activists highlighted in This Brave Nation won't just inspire you, but will give you hope for the future of liberty and justice in America.

The series is available free-of-charge over the internet, but there are also DVDs available for yourself, your friends or your library.

Thank you for everything you do to help the ACLU keep America safe and free. With your continued support, we will continue to bring to life the spirit of activism celebrated in This Brave Nation.

Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director