8 thoughts on “New To Change Is REEL? Watch this first!”

  1. Such an engaging mission statement. Our world’s corrupt, consistent situations of inequality, injustice, and exploitation across our global spectrum is intense, but needs to be heard, as most of us live ignorantly or live hopelessly knowing information without knowing how to change. Individual sustainability is such a fascinating concept as it demonstrates how getting our own values and behaviors in line with our thoughts and actions. Self-reflection and analysis can be a place where we can make those changes in ourselves and in turn can focus on how our personal change can be a catalyst to changes we need to see in our world.

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  2. I agree with the ideas in this video. Corporations only care about their own well beings. Natural resources, the environment, and national health all fall short because making sure that a product is healthy, safe, or environmentally friendly coast more money to produce. Corporations are only getting bigger. With that corporations are robbing us young people of the opportunities towards upward mobility needed to keep a healthy strong middle class. Even The United States government has checks and balances to make sure the majority of power is not held by one branch of government, but their is no one to check the power of corporations. This is wrong. We young people need to join together to be able to rewrite the rules to our own future.

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  3. I felt really influenced by this video. And didn’t realize how much corporations take advantage of our society, and that the government just sits back and watches while not only our economy is being hurt but major factories/production leads to massive environmental problems. Also on the issue if gender inequality, just because some people are women or girls, society has set the standard that they are automatically seen as inferior to the opposite sex just because they don’t have that extra boost, that testosterone that makes them so manly.

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  4. This video brought to my attention how there are so many problems in the world that can all be so easily solved if the community is willing to make changes together as a whole. And the togetherness of the changeisreel JMU students shows us how although we are just kids with no power or sway in the world we still have a voice, and if we speak up together we will be heard.

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  5. This video is a great awakening on the controversial issues of inequality. Whether it be race or gender we still seem to be stuck on the fact that someone looks different than us. We tend to forget that everybody feels the same emotions and everybody is the same. It’s a struggle but it’s something that needs to change.

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  6. I agree with the video that these major corporations we have in our country pay no attention to the environment and are using all of our resources. They are also producing much of the pollution we have in our country, which is a growing problem in our world today.

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  7. This video is not only inspiring for activism in the world, but also within ourselves. It was helpful for synthesizing the goals and objective of this site and I like how it’s the first thing you see on the homepage. The only thing that struck me as a bit off putting was that the message of racial equality was delivered by five white students. I agree with everything that they said and believe they meant what they said, but the message just didn’t strike me as authentic. I went to search for videos on this site on the issue of racial equality hoping to prove this thought wrong, but didn’t come across any–not even from a social sustainability perspective. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I also didn’t see a single person of color represented on this site. This was interesting to me because the message from this particular video seemed to be that viewers of this site were here if they cared about any issues mentioned in this video. I understand the purpose of this site is that change begins with ourselves, but racial justice is an issue that begins at the personal level. I do love the videos and the messages spread on this site, I just think this could be an area to be improved upon because it doesn’t seem like the values and behaviors of this site match up on the issue of racial equality.

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    1. Hailey,

      You’re correct in that the main contributors to the site thus far have all been white. Just because we aren’t People of Color doesn’t mean that we don’t authentically care about issues of racial justice, it simply means we may not have as personal of a stake in the problem. Despite this, we are eager to see changes made in our economic, political, educational and criminal justice systems to address the deep racial inequality they espouse, and often depend upon.

      Thank you for pointing out the fact that the site can be improved by some videos or articles focusing on how individuals can address racial tensions in their lives. That will be another facet of social sustainability that we will strive to cover when making future pieces for publication. Additionally, please keep in mind that if you have useful ideas for how racial justice can be cultivated on an individual level, we welcome submissions from our audience in the form of videos, articles, or artwork and would love to showcase yours if it fits our criteria listed on the submissions page!

      Rosie Lynch

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