Monday, January 21, 2013

Ain't Scared of Your Jails

                I absolutely loved the video. It was so inspiring realizing that college students could help start a movement in a country. Those students didn’t care if they were thrown in jail or almost beaten to death because they knew that their country needed help. They made sure not to retaliate against the violence, instead they took workshops on how to stay calm and create more non-violent protests. “We had workshops in nonviolence, and the workshops helped,” one said. What stands out to me is the number of protests that they came up with. Not only were there sit-ins and bus rides, there were also silent walks and boycotts of businesses and services. It amazes me the number of ways to protest for equal rights.
                I think that there are many things one can learn from this movement. For starters, you have to be brave. You can’t back down because you’re scared of what might happen. You have to stand up for what you believe in. Also you have to stay calm, through everything. Many of the protestors you see keep a calm persona throughout all the madness going around them. If you’re able to keep calm, you’re able to think quicker.


  1. I think you are absolutely right about keeping calm and being able to think quicker. I think keeping calm in any type of inamicable situation would be the best route to take and the way they did that during all the confrontations and arrests is so strong of them.

  2. I agree with the part about keeping calm and being able to think quicker, that is very true