Tim Hjersted
Location:   Lawrence, Kansas
I'm currently working full-time on Films For Action, a non-profit organization that works to support the people working to change the world. Our current projects include regular documentary film screenings and the continued improvement of the Films For Action website. Our site features over...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Feb 16, 2017
How a Lack of Touch Is Destroying Men
Why Men Need More Platonic Touch in their Lives
Tim Hjersted rated The Age of Passivity Is Over 5 stars on Feb 14, 2017
Tim Hjersted added an article on Feb 14, 2017
Why Black Bloc Tactics Won't Build a Successful Movement
I admit, I laughed a little too. When I first saw videos of white nationalist Richard Spencer getting punched by a protester, I thought it was funny. And even now, I’m not...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Feb 14, 2017
The Charter For Compassion
The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Feb 14, 2017
White Like Me
In this completely revised, "Remix" version of his highly-acclaimed memoir, White Like Me, Tim Wise explores how racial identity and whiteness influence the lives of white...
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Tim Hjersted rated All Together Now 4 stars on Feb 13, 2017
Tim Hjersted added a video on Feb 13, 2017
John Oliver Has A Genius Plan To Force Trump To Learn Some Actual Facts
Donald Trump spreads a lot of false information thanks to his daily consumption of morning cable news. If only we could sneak some facts into the president's media diet...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Feb 13, 2017
Redneck Revolt on the Problems With White Ally Politics
Tim Hjersted added a video on Feb 10, 2017
Dr. MLK Jr. Legacy Symposium: "Moving Toward Collective Liberation"
Honoring the life, legacy and enduring dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This interactive panel will explore the continued struggle for collective liberation and...
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Tim Hjersted rated Why Be Kind? 4.5 stars on Feb 10, 2017
Tim Hjersted rated Why Don't People Revolt? (2017) 4.5 stars on Feb 10, 2017
Tim Hjersted added an article on Feb 8, 2017
The White Problem
I don’t think I was born white. I think white children are manufactured.
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Feb 7, 2017
Make America Ungovernable
Donald Trump’s regime is rapidly reconfiguring the United States into an authoritarian state. All forms of dissent will soon be criminalized. Civil liberties will no longer...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Feb 7, 2017
How Gift Economies Align With Our Natural Desires
All living beings share one thing in common. Each man, woman, child, bird, bee, and dog – all have just one life. For every living being, life begins and ends. We are all here...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Feb 7, 2017
You’re Not In a Dialogue —You’re In a Power Struggle
How the rhetoric of free speech is leveraged to create space for the far right to organize violent actions, and how else to understand freedom.
Tim Hjersted added an article on Feb 6, 2017
It's Not Your Speech, Milo
Understanding the UC Berkeley Protests
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Tim Hjersted rated Trump's Populist Deceit 4.5 stars on Feb 4, 2017
Tim Hjersted added an article on Jan 30, 2017
How a Young Woman Used Empathy to Disarm an Attacker With a Knife
Many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request. ~ Phillip Stanhope I’d like to illustrate how a young woman used empathy to bypass violence during her...
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Tim Hjersted rated A No Borders Manifesto 5 stars on Jan 30, 2017
Tim Hjersted added an article on Jan 30, 2017
Where We Go From Here: 5 Key Ways to Build a Movement
From "You Are on Your Own" to "We Are All in This Together." What this moment demands is a coherent strategy and egalitarian vision that can harness the energy and outrage...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jan 26, 2017
The Privilege of Not Caring Cannot Exist When True Love Is There
The notion of privilege exists because most people do not live in the spiritual dimension of life. We live in a culture that is based on a matrix of separation. I am me. You...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Jan 26, 2017
The Purpose of Nonviolent Communication
Nonviolent communication is a tool that we can use to resolve conflicts at both the individual and collective levels. By focusing on identifying the needs of individuals and...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jan 17, 2017
Supporters 'Ecstatic' After Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Sentence
Whistleblower to be released from military prison in May
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jan 16, 2017
Looking Forward to the Day That Nationalism Is as Reviled as Racism
Nationalism is a form of geographical racism that makes some lives matter more than others, and explicitly justifies that logic without apology. While today, not even lying...
Tim Hjersted rated The Crimes of SEAL Team 6 4 stars on Jan 12, 2017
Tim Hjersted added an article on Jan 10, 2017
One "Piece of the Oppressor" That I Have Discovered Within Myself
One "piece of the oppressor" that I have found in myself during my inner activist journeys is my use of shame as a method of engaging with the world's problems. Having learned...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Dec 22, 2016
Celebrity Is Not Just Harmless Fun – It’s the Lieutenant of Exploitation
Our failure to understand the link between fame and big business made the rise of Trump inevitable
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