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Official Selection: We The People Festival
This Brave Nation
Official Selection: Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
Anthony Romero and Ava Lowery (episode 3)
EPISODES
Carl Pope & Van Jones
Bonnie Raitt & Dolores Huerta
Anthony Romero & Ava Lowery
Pete Seeger & Majora Carter
Tom Hayden & Naomi Klein
Environmentalism, New Media,
Civil Rights, the Economy
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Hudson River, Urban Renewal,
Protest Music, Civil Rights
Environmentalism
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Union Organizing, NAFTA,
Human Rights, Feminism,
Nuclear Energy, Environmentalism
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New Media, Iraq War,
Bush Admin, Civil Liberties,
Youth Activism, Gay Rights
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Journalism, Global Economy,
NAFTA, Iraq War,
Feminism, "The Sixties"
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It's hard to call someone younger than 18 years old a "legend," but Ava Lowery is just that in progressive circles. She created a website at fourteen where she made videos railing against the war. Today, her site, PeaceTakesCourage.com, gets nearly two million hits per month. And she doesn't live in a liberal hotbed like San Francisco or New York, rather in a small town in Alabama. Anthony Romero is the son of a proud Puerto Rican who worked hard to support his family while waiting tables. Anthony grew up to not only be the first in his family to go to college, but to become the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, and someone we thought Ava should have on her cell phone speed dial. Just in case. Together they discuss the legal quagmire the country has become since 9/11, among other quagmires created by George W. Bush and his Administration.