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I was lucky to have been in Berlin this past September. At Alexanderplatz, they had an interesting exhibit on the history of the Berlin Wall, focusing on the things that lead to its fall 20 years ago. While the fall of the wall may have seemed like a sudden and surprising event for many of us in 1989, the exhibit showed how so many citizens and leaders worked peacefully and with great commitment to get rid of the wall for many, many years. It gave me great hope in the power of activism. While it may feel like we toil away working for social justice or peace without any progress, all of our actions matter to build toward great tipping point events, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall. I hope that the celebrations will include not only stories about how people were so surprised about the fall of the wall, but also stories of the brave activists who worked to make it happen.
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