If you were at the YearlyKos Conventon, then you saw the awesome video
that 15 y.o. Ava
created for us.
Our video, however, is just one in a long list of videos Ava has produced. I suggest you check out her blog at peacetakescourage.com. You will be moved and inspired.
Recently, Ava has been getting quite a bit of media attention, and some unwanted attention by right wing wackos who have been sending her death threats.
Last night Ava discussed this in her interview on CNN.
Y'all, Ava absolutely hit a home run! Crooks and Liars has the footage, which includes clips of her "Jesus Loves Me" creation.
As a teacher, my first instinct is to protect kids so they can be free to grow. CNN was a good opportunity for Ava, yet when I heard that the reporter was a jerk and tried to trip her up, I was furious...not that I could do anything about it. And not that I needed to! Ava was beautiful and gracious and stuck to her talking points. Her poise was remarkable.
Folks, this is our future. The right would have us believe that tomorrow holds nothing but darkness for us. But it's just not true. We can move America forward, no matter how small we may feel in the big scheme of things. Ava is a testiment the human spirit, and and example of hope for all of us.
Ava Lowery: Patriot and Hero