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The Resource The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries, edited by Tara Grove and Isabel Ostrer

The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries, edited by Tara Grove and Isabel Ostrer

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The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries
Title
The world is waiting for you
Title remainder
graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tara Grove and Isabel Ostrer
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""The voices of conformity speak so loudly. Don't listen to them," acclaimed author and award-winning journalist Anna Quindlen cautioned graduates of Grinnell College. Jazz virtuoso and educator Wynton Marsalis advised new Connecticut College alums not to worry about being on time, but rather to be in time--because "time is actually your friend. He don't come back because he never goes away." And in 2012 renowned physician and humanitarian Paul Farmer revealed to former Delaware co-eds his remarkable discovery-the new disease Empathy Deficit Disorder-and assured the commencers it could be cured. With more than a dozen contemporary graduation speeches that dissect the world as it is and imagine what it could be, The World Is Waiting for You brings forth the courageous people who've dared to transform the podium into a pulpit for championing peace, justice, protest, and a better world. The prescient, fiery feminism of Gloria Steinem sits parallel to science-fiction writer and embracer of darkness Ursula K. Le Guin, who asks, "What if I talked like a woman right here in public?" Legal and anti-poverty activist Bryan Stevenson enchants with stories of hope and unlikely triumph, while Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver asks those born into the Age of Irony to "imagine getting caught with your Optimism hanging out" and implores us always to act and speak the truth. The World Is Waiting for You speaks to both the young and the old, anyone who might take to heart the advice of Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards--"life as an activist, troublemaker, or agitator is a tremendous option and one I highly recommend"--and is the perfect gift for all on the verge of moving their tassels to the left"--
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DLC
Dewey number
815.008
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS663.C74
LC item number
W67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grove, Tara
  • Ostrer, Isabel
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  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • Baccalaureate addresses
  • College graduates
Label
The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries, edited by Tara Grove and Isabel Ostrer
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who will defend the earth?
  • Noam Chomsky
  • The pursuit of meaningfulness
  • Toni Morrison
  • Go the distance
  • Gloria Steinem
  • The world is waiting for you
  • Tony Kushner
  • Allow hope but also fear
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Learn not to listen
  • On empathy and reason
  • Paul Farmer
  • Not for profit
  • Martha Nussbaum
  • Know your history
  • Oliver Stone
  • The earth is hiring
  • Paul Hawken
  • Make this world a better place
  • Isabel Wilkerson
  • Anna Quindlen
  • Against discouragement
  • Howard Zinn
  • Listen to your mother
  • Cecile Richards
  • Don't wait to change the world
  • Theodore M. Shaw
  • A left-handed commencement address
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Be in time
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Hope to be hopeful
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • To all my children
  • Marian Wright Edelman
Control code
ocn884815239
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781620970904
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014043177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884815239
  • a1121413
Label
The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries, edited by Tara Grove and Isabel Ostrer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who will defend the earth?
  • Noam Chomsky
  • The pursuit of meaningfulness
  • Toni Morrison
  • Go the distance
  • Gloria Steinem
  • The world is waiting for you
  • Tony Kushner
  • Allow hope but also fear
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Learn not to listen
  • On empathy and reason
  • Paul Farmer
  • Not for profit
  • Martha Nussbaum
  • Know your history
  • Oliver Stone
  • The earth is hiring
  • Paul Hawken
  • Make this world a better place
  • Isabel Wilkerson
  • Anna Quindlen
  • Against discouragement
  • Howard Zinn
  • Listen to your mother
  • Cecile Richards
  • Don't wait to change the world
  • Theodore M. Shaw
  • A left-handed commencement address
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Be in time
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Hope to be hopeful
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • To all my children
  • Marian Wright Edelman
Control code
ocn884815239
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781620970904
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014043177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884815239
  • a1121413

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