«The people, together, are like a pool of wisdom. When you share that wisdom, the pool gets deeper.»
As they prepared for their workshops and panels at the Boston Social Forum, I had a chance to talk with Paulo de Marck of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST) and Ruba Eid from the Democratic Wokers Rights Center (DWRC) in Ramallah, Palestine.
Paulo and Ruba have come to Boston to share stories from GRI's partner organizations, and to meet people engaged in similar struggles here in the States and around the world.
Why come all this way for a conference?
"The people, together, are like a pool of wisdom," Paulo said. "When you share that wisdom, the pool gets deeper."