How can I make a difference?

In his talk, Dan Parris explains that we can make a difference in the world through our time, talents, and treasure.

The reasons we should make a difference is because something about this world breaks our heart, and how we should make a difference is by doing what makes us come alive. These create your Y2Q (Your 2 Questions) and by intersecting their answers, there you will find how you should make a difference in this world. However, he ends by warning us what can keep us from making that difference by taking us through the "5 Stages of Activist Grief."

Dan Parris is the founder of Speak Up Productions, a St. Louis based documentary production company. Learn more about Speak Up Productions, their films, and Y2Q at

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