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Tom Head

"''I want to be an honest man and a good writer.'' ~ James Baldwin"

Jackson, MS, USA
male, age 39
Speaks: English
Joined Nov 24, 2011
What I Want to Do: Something amazing

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Joined Nov 24, 2011 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Support a Cause 
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Groups (AGR) A Green Road, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, Mother Jones, NAACP, NPR - National Public Radio, Oxfam, Susan G. Komen Foundation, WWF - World Wildlife Fund, Yoga Journeys
Hometown Jackson, MS 
Birthday July 14, 1978  
Languages English  
About Me Fairly kind. Reasonably productive. A little disorganized. Definitely not a god.

Author or coauthor of 24 nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, Ph.D. candidate in the history of ideas, and's Guide to Civil Liberties. Executive VP of Mississippi NOW, president of Jackson Area NOW, secretary of the Mississippi ACLU. Occasional columnist for the Jackson Free Press and the Mississippi Link.
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Pets Love them but have none at the moment  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Agnostic, Unitarian Universalist  
Eating Habits Teetotaler (at the moment), Intermittently Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I'm author of a school library book about demonic possession.
My Philosophy I'm a radical for love. For me, activism is about confronting unchallenged prejudices and widening the circle of empathy. Activism that does not meet these goals contributes to a culture of dehumanization, and subsequently holds no interest for me.
What Gives Me Hope Being pleasantly surprised by people I'd written off as beyond hope.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Sign an executive order stating that enforcement of drug laws against nonviolent low-level offenders are the lowest law enforcement priority, and commute the sentences of prior offenders—effectively ending the War on Drugs.
What/who changed my life and why Andrea Smith's "Conquest" really blew my mind. I'm still processing it.
What Bugs Me Institutional Oppression, Superficiality, Cruelty  
Passions Redemption, Gentleness, Kindness  
Inspirations The Very Young, The Very Old  
What Scares Me My Own Capacity to Cause Harm  
Role Models Wangari Maathai, Leo Buscaglia, Emma Goldman, James Baldwin, Dag Hammarskjold  
Quotation "Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die."

~ W.H. Auden
Interests History of Human Rights, Surrealism and Magical Realism, Philosophy of Love, Social Psychology, Philosophy of Religion  
Books "Sputnik Sweetheart" by Haruki Murakami, "Conquest" by Andrea Smith, "Four Quartets" of T.S. Eliot, "Collected Poems" of W.H. Auden, "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker  
Music Leonard Cohen  
Movies Groundhog Day  
TV Shows Doctor Who  
Favorite Foods Sushi  
Favorite Places  
Can't Live Without  
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