Brian Concannon talks about social justice work

I just discovered this video of the IJDH’s Brian Concannon talking about refining his social justice work and the work he does in Haiti. It’s a pretty interesting talk.

I particularly like his “four take-aways” for working in social justice/human rights work:

  1. Plan and prepare your career path, but be prepared to take advantage of unexpected opportunities
  2. It is possible to have a fulfilling and rewarding career, but be flexible about what that means
  3. Be confident in your role, but never be certain that what you’re doing is the right thing to do
  4. Fill your toolbox. Develop a variety of skills that could include fundraising, networking, etc.