Dedicated to all my friends who want to end hatred and bigotry in the world

One minute video, had me in tears in the first three seconds. It’s yours to share.

http://www.upworthy.com/i-never-thought-a-1-minute-video-could-punch-me-in-the-heart-yet-here-we-are-3?g=2&c=ufb1

About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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32 Responses to Dedicated to all my friends who want to end hatred and bigotry in the world

  1. tazzielove says:

    Very powerful. A lovely dream.

  2. fournier0917 says:

    Dear Paulette,

    Nothing could keep me away from being a supporter of anything and anyone who fights for the end of hatred and bigotry. Jean-Jacques

  3. Powerful video. And Lennon makes it even better. 🙂

  4. natuurfreak says:

    Powerful thinking.I hope it don’t stay only a dream

  5. Please accept my most sincere compliment and deepest respect for posting. Each in our own way can be a candle in the darkness and you have heeded the trumpets call to the Light. Blessings.

  6. Denise Hisey says:

    Wow, that was very powerful. An incredibly different way of imagining how things could be.

  7. FlaHam says:

    Paulette, again you have found something that causes one to think. That was indeed a very powerful 2 mins. Thank you for sharing it with me. Take care, Bill

  8. gita4elamats says:

    That has always been my number 1 song! 😀

  9. jmgoyder says:

    The vid. doesn’t work on my computer – argh

    • It’s a medley of photos of heros who have died and images what would have been had they not: MLK at 82 combats immigration issues, Ann Frank wins the Pulitzer for 12 novel, Harvey Milk champions LGBT equality internationally, Daniel Perlman wins Pulitzer for uncovering Al-Quaeda, Mathew Shepard age 37 leads antibullying campaign. All of them were shown with computerized aging as if they had lived. The background sound, John Lennon’s imagine and it all ends with imagine what the world would be if we all stood up to bigotry. Only for you,will I translate. 🙂

  10. Mustang.Koji says:

    Lump in your throat… Definite understatement…

  11. pishnguyen says:

    Wow! Amazing and moving video.

  12. seeker says:

    Imagine, John Lennon, would be very proud that his dream lives on. Thanks for sharing the video.

  13. WOw. That got me within 2 seconds.

  14. Very powerful images–and using John’s “Imagine” as the music was, well, almost unfair to those of us who are highly sensitive. 😉 I got goosebumps while watching it.

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