What was your Moment of Obligation?
“If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.” – Marian Wright Edelman
There were 3,508 applications to the 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship. Each person who submitted and idea, an organization for social change, faced a Moment of Obligation—a moment when s(he) decided that something wasn’t right, a community deserved better, or a social injustice needed to be corrected.
Pulling from the applications for this year’s Fellowships, “people” and “community” were the top two drivers shared by social innovators. In the coming weeks, we’ll be asking the Fellowship applicants to share the full stories of their Moments of Obligation with our community.
That moment might have come quickly, perhaps after being witness to an event that was unsettling, or it may have taken months or even years to reach. Regardless of when it happens, it’s that moment when you say—I cannot sit by and let this continue. This is my responsibility. I can do something about this…and I will.
When you reach your moment of obligation, there’s no turning back. It is your personal call to action and it drives you to move forward. These moments can be big; they can be small. You may even have several moments of obligation through the course of your life. Each one compels you to take action for the greater good.
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