Start small to change the world | #schoolshooting


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Colleen Wynn is an assistant professor of sociology and co-director of the Community Research Center at the University of Indianapolis. She is a Public Voices Fellow through The OpEd Project. This column was produced for The Progressive magazine and distributed by Tribune News Service.

As we reach the end of another tumultuous year, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Besides the ongoing pandemic and concerted assault on democracy, we’ve had deadly tornadoes, another mass school shooting and a U.S. Supreme Court poised to outlaw abortion.

Such a confluence of events can make people believe it’s pointless to seek change, which makes change even harder to achieve. But effective social change can start small, and lead to reasons to be optimistic.



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