For more than four decades, to further the power of grassroots organizing, Gloria Steinem has encouraged audiences to turn their outrage into action, and to have fun doing it: "If each person in the room promises that... the very next day she or he will do at least one outrageous thing in the cause of simple justice, then I promise I will, too. It doesn't matter whether the act is as small as saying, "Pick it up yourself" ...or as large as calling a strike..." [view the Gloria Steinem video]
Outrageous Acts is already catching on: Kymberly Blackstock of
"The times demand this kind of creative action," asserts Gould. "We face great challenges -- from the economic crisis and barriers to reproductive health care to gender-based violence and war. But we also live in a moment of tremendous opportunity. More and more people are poised to create change from the grassroots. And on the heels of an historic presidential election, we're reminded of just how effective outrageous acts -- from bake sales and buttons to signatures and songs -- can be."
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