Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Nominate Your Hero for A Brave Nation Award

The following is a trailer from the new documentary series from Brave New Foundation and The Nation

A Message from the Brave New Foundation

What inspires you? Who are your heroes?

Van Jones on green jobs? Pete Seeger's 70 years of activism? 17-year old Ava Lowery who has been protesting the Iraq war since the age of 14? Brave New Foundation and The Nation magazine have teamed up to produce This Brave Nation, a documentary series in 5 parts that celebrates these remarkable champions of the progressive movement. And now we want you to nominate your heroes.

Who do you know who is making a change at the local level? Take a minute to think about it. Do you know someone who speaks for those who cannot? Is there someone working to make your community a cleaner space in which to live? Are you actively working to make this world a more just place? The Brave Nation Award will recognize one of these exceptional individuals.

Watch the video: http://bravenewfilms.org/watch/22601907/38133?utm_source=rgemail

This Brave Nation is what happens when the premiere magazine for progressives in America teams up with the country's most revolutionary media pioneer. You will see Tom Hayden, Dolores Huerta, Carl Pope, Bonnie Raitt, and Pete Seeger in one-on-one conversations with the next generation of progressive stars like Majora Carter, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Ava Lowery, and Anthony Romero.

These are our heroes, but who are yours? The Nation and Brave New Foundation are also uniting to create the Brave Nation Award - presented to the country's most inspiring local hero from a pool of candidates nominated through an online contest and selected by the ten featured heroes themselves.

We want to be inspired by YOU. We want to know about the people in your life you call "hero."

Go to the Brave Nation web site now to nominate your hero, and join with us in This Brave Nation!


Robert Greenwald, Katrina vanden Heuvel
and the Brave New Foundation and The Nation teams

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