I am writing this post on July 4, shortly after writing to the class called Writing and Acting for Change that I am team-teaching at Vermont’s Bread Loaf School of English. Though it’s a national holiday, Bread Loaf classes meet on the 4th, and though I am not on campus physically right now I am in touch with the class through e-mail, Twitter, and our private class blog.
When I got up this morning, a student in the class had added a similar but much more eloquent post:
A good reminder of the need for embodied action indeed. In our class, we are reminding ourselves every day that we must go beyond talk to ACT if we intend to create any real change. Thanks to Frederick Douglass for providing a brilliant example and for giving us food for thought on every 4th of July.