Hi all! I'm reminding us of the event this weekend because it is definitely tempting to turn away from hate and to not stare it in the face. I want to remind us that white supremacy cannot stand. We know that Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler, leaders of the alt-right movement, are planning to have another rally and march, similar to the one they had at Charlottesville where Heather Heyer was killed. We decided to do something about it and I hope you will join us. Unite with Might We are uniting together to stand against hate and to promote hope, love, and inclusion for all of our neighbors. Sometimes it seems that there is so much hatred in the world that it is impossible to know what to do next. But changing hate to hope, loneliness to love, paranoia to peace, isolation to inclu
Word: I have long admired the work of Rev. Dr. William Barber II. He is one of the founders of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina. I learned of their work through Rev. Sandlin, also of North Carolina. They go to the capitol every Monday that the legislature is in session to confront injustice and to let them know, "This is not okay." Disenfranchising the voters (i.e. gerrymandering) is not okay. Criminalizing body functions (i.e. going to the bathroom for transgender people) is not okay. Stripping the powers of the governor (i.e. Republican hissy fit after a Democrat governor is elected) is not okay. Making it illegal to release police video recordings to the public is not okay. Criminalizing religious institutions that serve food to the hungry in public space is not okay.
over mountain edging sea sun contemplates the trees the trees eat up the sun they blossom, the rivers run and wise old rock by time inscribed shares history with the sky © 2013, poem, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved; photo credit ~ Caliliver and released into the public domain