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Creating 5,000 musician-citizens-leaders across the US, a TED Prize wish

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Jose Antonio Abreu made a TED Prize wish in 2009 to train 50 musicians to start youth orchestras in their community. The final class of Sistema Fellows graduated this month. Photo: El Sistema On a drizzly spring day in Boston earlier this month, three dozen musicians mingled in the President’s…

Bill McKibben on Leaderless Movements: 350.org and Environmental Leadership

In his recent post on 350.org, lifelong climate change activist Bill McKibben wrote: “it’s a little disconcerting to look around and realize that most of the movements of the moment — even highly successful ones like the fight for gay marriage or immigrant’s rights — don’t really have easily discernible leaders. I know that there […]