I have also been working on a local level in an "unofficial" capacity - which has resulted in the development of a website specifically for East Texans (an area known to have some relatively extreme needs regarding GLBT & HIV/AIDS prejudices).
You can check my progress & tell me how we're doing on www.tridd.com
The pont of my posting here is as an update, and to thank everyone in the Soulforce forums for your ongoing support, which has been tremendous.
Even though Kara has said Soulforce is re-evaluating their training materials, I have found the existing set to be excellent, and have printed and shared them with a small cadre of close friends here in Tyler.
I was asked to speak for the East Texas regional PFLAG group a couple of weeks ago, and developed my own PowerPoint presentation for that meeting, which I've also made available for download on the tridd website. If you have MS PowerPoint, you can download the show at http://www.tridd.com/docs/answers/activism.pps
- or you can visit http://www.tridd.com/index_files/inf...nt_library.htm
for other options.
The purpose for creating this presentation was twofold -- to provide a simple introduction to nonviolent activism for those who are new to the idea... and to re-envigorate the more experienced activists who may have grown frustrated and less active. It represents a distillation of much of the information I've received from you here at Soulforce and my own life experiences. I have also included speaker's notes for those who might want to use the presentation for their own audiences. As a footnote, you will find a special thanks to Soulforce on the last slide.
Finally, I want to thank Zerbie... for many things... not the least of which is her "signature," -- a quote from Rumi that I find myself quoting often in daily conversations.
Best wishes to all -Peace & love, Troy