“If you don’t like fires, and earthquakes and mayhem, you must stop fires and earthquakes and mayhem. You have the power to make change.” –Ben Bartlett.
We are grateful to Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett for joining us for an online Leadership Seminar in which we discussed the importance of seeing opportunities for making positive change amid adversity.
Ben Bartlett is Councilmember for Berkeley’s District 3, a 5th generation Berkeley native, an attorney, and lifelong advocate for equity and inclusion. As the son of political activists, he learned the value of community and the necessity of progress. These values of innovation, opportunity and inclusion continue to inform his work.
The Freedom Center continues to turn on a dime, increasing our online classes and sessions during the shelter-in-place order. We are bringing experts from around the world with feet-on-the-ground experience in organizing, civic engagement and public service together with our youth and staff.
This is an excellent time to study the relevance and importance of transforming ourselves to make change in the world.