images-26Grass routes movement began with passion to affect the current state of play. These movements inspired impart by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City’s Zuccotti park; the Arab Spring, the Cairo’s Tahrir Square protest, the Spanish protest, also referred to as the 15-M Movement and the Indignant movement, was a democratic awakening with a common message to affect the current state of play.

The movement, one of many non violent demonstration advocating systemic change on a global level was in response to the late-2000 financial crisis, subprime mortgage crisis and impact of the Arab Spring. The quintessential message essential to a meaningful discourse ask, If given the opportunity, how would you change the current state of play?
As we usher in the new year, list will be made to accomplish the impossible, improbable. For some, trials will in deed turned to tribulation and vice versa. The promises made this time last year if not accomplished will linger and be reformatted for yet another year. I offer another alternative. What if you had the power to make a significant contribution. The ability to make a small difference in the lives of another. Would you do it? Look!! I’m not talking about some gigantic task. No committee will be needed, no board or directors or advisors alike. if we are to make a sustainable contribution is every sector of society, then the movement or change will indeed need an agent. One person can make a significant difference.

images-29Systemic change begins with a simple idea of changing how things function in your house, neighborhood, district, state, you get the idea. Here’s an idea, talk to the person next door and see what they say. Chances are, they are thinking the same thing. I’m sure there is something you’ve always wanted to tweak. So, take this opportunity and make it so. This is the year to make your mark. Grass routes movement began with passion to affect the current state of play. These movements inspired impart by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City’s Zuccotti park; the Arab Spring, the Cairo’s Tahrir Square protest, the Spanish protest, also referred to as the 15-M Movement and the Indignant movement, was a democratic awakening with a common message to affect the current state of play. …Life beckons.

––– Dr. Emmanuel T. Vincent, Executive DirectorPinkgrape Consulting
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