Participants in Project GRIP celebrate one man's release. Through the yearlong course, prisoners are taught how to confront and deal with what got them into prison in the first place.
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Frances Moore Lappe speaks at a Rainforest Action Network event. When she wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.
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Susan Glisson, former director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi, facilitates discussions on slavery and race.
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Peggy O'Neill stands outside Edmunds Elementary and Middle Schools in Burlington, Vt. She was one of the strongest advocates for the bike lane in her city but met a lot of resistance.
Jacqueline de Chollet of Switzerland, now 78, helped found the Veerni Institute, which gives child brides and other girls in northern India a chance to continue their education.
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