Both Anguish and Action

It’s impossible to ignore what has happened this last week in America. And from a position of white privilege, but with no political power and no ability to influence unacceptable police behavior, hard to know what to do. I’ve already voted for people who support fairness and equity under the law and against the evil occupant of the White House.

And yet, just to post the blog intended for today, is inadequate. To say nothing at this moment seems completely head-in-the-sand unacceptable.

So, I offer the Obama Foundation’s suggestions for turning anguish into action, because, of course, these people have thought long and hard about what needs to happen. They make concrete recommendations for how to get informed and involved – for people like me – and hopefully you. Their statement of purpose:

We work to help leaders change their world—and the world needs changing. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black lives to list, have left our nation anguished and outraged. While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve. Find resources below to learn what you can do to create a more just and equitable world.


12 thoughts on “Both Anguish and Action

  1. Thank you, Katy, for this resource. Little quiet Snohomish had a police helicopter overhead two days ago, but rumored trouble did not occur. Tense times. I have to believe good will come of this, in the end. We so need a change of leadership.

    • You are so welcome! I was glad to read statements by the Obamas, sign the petition, read about the proposals for policing set aside by this administration, and figure out where to give money. Compassion and kindness from the administration seem just as missing in this situation as in their reaction the ravages of the Coronavirus.

  2. Thank you Katy. I was so glad to read this this morning and to be reminded of the possibility for action instead of helplessness and hopelessness. I’m so disturbed by the meanness and lack of empathy by our Bible-waving hypocrite of a leader. Ugh.

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