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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We counter the status quo narrative, break the silence, and keep on marching

Today is my third annual TEDxCCSU event in Connecticut. There are no seats available, the house is full, and we have 7 great TedxCCSU Talkers ready to share good ideas that just might change the world. If you are one of those tireless warriors fighting the status quo of 49 states spending more money on their wealthy schools than their poor schools. You will recognized many of our speakers tonight, they speak truth to power, bring light into a dark world, and always change the narrative of hopelessness. For those of you who can't be here, don't worry in two weeks their talks will go online at The plan is to rock that house of testing pain and lies with truth to power.
So you say you want a revolution,
Jesse The Walking Man Turner

Be gone you doom Sayers,
Be gone you voices of hopelessness,
Be gone you the voices of money,
Be gone you the powerful,
Be gone you the connected.

Mark well my words world,
We are the many and they are the few,
We are the people, and we are rising,
We reject silence,
We reject apathy,
We are:
Speaking up,
Standing up,

See in us those justice warriors of old reborn,
See in us the people's hope walking,
See in us change on the march,
For we are the people come to take back our democracy, our communities, and our schools.
We are the revolution you have been waiting for,
Jesse The Walking Man Turner

If you want to know what this Walking Man from Jersey City where we watched those two towers fall, where we prayed for our loved ones, where we hope, were we grieved, where just when we thought we were broken, we came together....Today it's all Bruce Springsteen signing "The Rising" <

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