OKEECHOBEE — Our Village Okeechobee, a new nonprofit founded in Okeechobee has started to take root.
President, Leah D. Suarez, quoting Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Ms. Mead, who was an anthropologist as well as an activist, thought about the interconnectedness of all aspects of human life. Food production is to ritual and belief while politics cannot be separated from the raising of children or the arts. She also knew the importance of sharing knowledge – that we must embrace our diversity and use it as our greatest resource, not a handicap. We, no matter our level of skill, knowledge, ability or position in the community, all have the capacity to learn from and teach one another.