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vernal adj. 1. of, relating to, or occurring in the spring. 2. fresh or new like the spring.

The Vernal Education Project is a long-term effort to create a comprehensive education and support network that can bolster and sustain grassroots progressive social change movements in the United States. The project is described in the book Inciting Democracy.

Inciting Democracy Cover Inciting Democracy: A Practical Proposal for Creating a Good Society

by Randy Schutt

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, which takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice. — Arnold Joseph Toynbee, historian, 1889–1975

Papers on Nonviolent Social Change and Cooperative Decision-Making

Papers, notes, and sample agendas for workshops on Nonviolent Action, Cooperative Decision Making, Strategic Planning, and more.

Quotations for Progressive Change

Inspiring, humorous, and practical quotations for activists.


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