So, here’s the rest of the story about “Big Lil,” Lillian Billioca and the Headscarf Revolutionaries that brought about sweeping changes to the English fishing industry in regard to the safety of the men out on the ships. The Everyday Revolutionary should be grateful to those that have lead the way and paid the price.
The morning of April 2, 2018 thousands of Oklahoma Teachers and concerned citizens followed the example of teachers in West Virginia and converged on the State Capital calling for what they deem is long overdue adequate funding for their school, classrooms and students. But there are some in far-flung parts of the state that are rallying support in their own hometowns, garnering support from citizens to make calls from all parts of the state to their state legislators to urge them to support the needed funding for schools. I was lucky enough to happen on one of these hometown rallies and spoke directly with the Everyday Revolutionaries taking a stand for education and the future.
The #NeverAgain movement has quickly become a national movement, but in keeping with the spirit of The Everyday Revolutionary, we understand that national movements are made up of well run local movements. Here’s an article from Hingham, Mass about the organization of the student walkout there.
Taking a stand can be a scary thing. Because it’s going against the grain, because it makes other uncomfortable, taking a stand is not the choice for the faint-of-heart. Everyday Revolutionaries know this or will come to know it soon enough. Making change is not about complaining, it’s about doing. Taking a stand is the first step.