Articles tagged with: community

Rainy Laura Blue Cloud - Youth Activism as The Seeds of Change, TEDxGrassValley

rainy-blue-cloud.jpgRainy Laura Blue Cloud grew up in Nevada County and began her life-long political activism through involvement in local organizations and issues.

She is a Native American (Mohawk) who has worked for several years towards the advancement of the rights of Indigenous Peoples in international law, including her work as Indigenous Youth Ambassador to the United Nations for the American Indian Law Alliance.

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Kiran Bedi on Visionary Leadership

kiran-bedi.jpgKiran Bedi has a surprising resume. Before becoming Director General of the Indian Police Service, she managed one of the country's toughest prisons -- and used a new focus on prevention and education to turn it into a center of learning and meditation.

She shares her thoughts on visionary leadership at TEDWomen.

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Jessica Jackley on Poverty, Money...and Love

Susan notes: Thanks to TED for making TED Talks downloadable and embeddable, and for providing the biographical information that goes along with them.

jessica-jackley.jpgWhat do you think of people in poverty? Maybe what Jessica Jackley once did: "they" need "our" help, in the form of a few coins in a jar.

The co-founder of talks about how her attitude changed -- and how her work with microloans has brought new power to people who live on a few dollars a day.

Jessica Jackley is the co-founder of, an online community that helps individuals loan small amounts of money, called microloans, to entrepreneurs throughout the world.

Seven years ago, Jessica Jackley heard a speech by Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus, an economist from Bangladesh who had developed the idea of microcredit: loans offered to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans.

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