A Walk for Change

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I'm taking a walk, a rather long walk - from Denver CO to Washington DC. My hope in undertaking this journey is to draw attention to a beautiful and ever so timely new facet of justice - Intergenerational Justice. Today the well-being of our children and all future humans is threatened by current human activity. Intergenerational Justice deserves a seat at the table when we are discussing how we will conduct our affairs, locally, nationally and globally.
September 11, 2001 changed a lot of peoples lives and it changed mine too. On September 10, I was on the Vienna Virginia Town Council.  I was a community activist and had received many awards for volunteer work including “Citizen of the Year” from our local newspaper.  I was involved and dedicated to local affairs, all the while holding onto a core belief that those in charge up the line were going to make sure that every generation handed the next generation a better world.  9/11 changed everything for me.  That core belief, however naive it may have been, was gone.  Everything was not getting better, my children and their children might have a worse set of circumstances to deal with than  we had and it might continue until .... This thought consumed me. I wanted to quit the town Council.  My wife talked me into staying because people had voted for me.  So I finished my term, didn’t run for reelection, but my world was falling apart. Next came divorce and eventually I landed in the Psych Ward at Georgetown Hospital, a lock down facility.  I ended up not taking my own life and dedicated myself to doing personal research on our long term prospects.  If we were, or were not, headed in the right direction, I needed to know.  About 10 years ago my research led me to a rather obscure book called the “The Handbook on Intergenerational Justice” written by a group of German academics.  Slowly, overtime thinking and reading about IJ changed my perspective. I am no longer convinced we are doomed.  Now I would like to share what I have learned.  I was going to talk about it, but then decided a walk from Denver to DC, promoting Intergenerational Justice was a better idea. So...the journey begins.

A portion of the proceeds will cover my travel/ preparation expenses and a portion of the proceeds will go towards organizations that promote the well being of all future generations.
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