January 14, 2013 8:25 AM Subscribe
In the past few weeks, MetaFilter has introduced me to Beate Sirota Gordon
and Aaron Swartz
, each of whom made the world a better place to live. I'm so happy to know of them and their work, but sad that I'm only learning of them via obituary; I celebrate them, and I want to celebrate the living, too. So help me out: who are the people I may not have heard of who, still here and still fighting, have worked or are working to make the world a better place?
posted by davidjmcgee to grab bag (16 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite