The events of the past week have taken many of us back to the marches of the 60’s where the Civil Rights Movement was at its strongest. The things we thought should have been resolved then seem only to have been repeating themselves with no solution. It was as if history had to repeat itself over and over again because no one was listening or if they did what they heard was uncomfortable and easily dismissed like shedding shoes that hurt.
But now in this time and in this place it is different. This time there are many more voices raised. There has never been thousands of are people this diverse coming together in support of fighting racism and social injustice. Our journeys can sometimes be like a river. You can run into the water, jump into the water or just stick a toe in for a moment. Each touch creates a ripple that flows into the body and continues on until it reaches a sea of humanity all trying to reach a single goal – to be heard, to be seen, to make a difference, to make a change so that we start a new history with our presence.