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|Social Activist Speaks at Monmouth College
|A man who has spent more than 30 years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment, spoke to a crowd of students and teachers trying to get them to understand they are the models of change.
Social activist and author Paul Rogat Loeb spoke to a crowd of nearly a hundred Tuesday at the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium at Monmouth College, about ordinary citizens becoming catalysts for change in society. Loeb says if we wait for the perfect person to come along, society would never get anything done.
Loeb told the crowd that perseverance is a big aspect in trying for social change. "It took keeping on, and it takes keeping on," Loeb said. "If you're trying to work for change, and you're doing something, and it seems frustrating, sometimes it is. You keep on, and you never know how things are going to turn. That's tremendously important."
Loeb entitled his lecture Tuesdayafter his latest book "The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizens Guide to Hope in a time of Fear" which he got from a Billie Holiday lyric. He said the youth in our culture not only got Barack Obama elected by their vote, but the youth must lead the President to help him do his job.
Loeb has been lecturing on college campuses for over two decades, and has authored many books as well as writing for a range of publications. One of his books, "Soul of a Citizen," is currently being used as a textbook in Monmouth College classrooms. Loeb plans on leading a student workshop on engaging citizen leaders and a faculty workshop on engaging students.
(Paul Rogat Loeb speaks Tuesday at Monmouth College. WGIL News Story and Photo by Dominic Fortini)
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