Regardless of how painful it may be to talk about a historical event and hard world times, it is more painful to forget that it occurred at all. This is because ignoring our past makes it easy to brush aside the lessons learned from previous wars, pandemics, or political upheavals.
How to Make History Feel Relevant
You can make history feel relevant by educating your children or grandchildren about the challenges that your own family has overcome. For instance, you can tell the story of how your father sold all his possessions to pay for a boat ticket to America in the early part of the 20th century.
It may also be a good idea to share pictures, letters, or other artifacts that can help put historical events into their proper context. Sharing your story online can serve as your own personal Shout campaign to amplify the voices of those who can no longer speak for themselves.
How Sharing Your Voice Prevents Intolerance
It is impossible to grow and learn from our societies mistakes if they are never spoken off. Teaching about intolerance, injustice, racism, or bullying will bring awareness to how to prevent these actions from continuing in future generations.
By participating in a Shout Campaign, you can share your passions and unite with people who feel the same.
If you are looking to make your voice heard, feel free to share your message at I-SHOUT-OUT today by visiting I-SHOUT-OUT.org.