Good News Edition – February 24, 2018


It’s been another wild week. I mean—wow. Some days, it’s almost impossible to believe what’s happening. We’re living in very interesting times … times of transition and growth. It may feel painful and seem ugly, but I truly believe that the ultimate direction is a positive one. The awakening of the fierce and compassionate students in Florida has been stunning and inspiring to watch. My favorite tweet of the week goes to English teacher @JenAnsbach who wrote, “I’m not sure why people are so surprised that the students are rising up—we’ve been feeding them a steady diet of dystopian literature showing teens leading the charge for years. We have told teen girls they are empowered. What? You thought it was fiction? It was preparation.” Hell, yeah. And in case you need a little extra boost of inspiration, check out this article from Slate, Student Teachers: The teenagers from Stoneman Douglas are fearlessly reimagining how to effect change in the Trump era. These are some important and immediately applicable insights.

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In local good news:

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Planet Earth:

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There’s also some good news on the elections front.

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And here’s what’s happening on the social, civil, and economic equality and justice front: 

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We’re also hearing some promising news on the Russia investigation front:

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And in miscellaneous, fun, and slightly snarky good news:

 

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Need MORE good news? Check out What Went Right (WWR) and Jen Hofmann

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Photo Credits:

“Mass State House Dome”: Photo Credit: twiga_swala Flickr via Compfight cc“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“I Voted”: standing8 Flickr via Compfight cc
“Blind Justice”: Government of Prince Edward Island Flickr via Compfight cc
“Russia Sickle”: AK Rockefeller Flickr via Compfight cc
“Snark Kitty”: Gratisography