I hope you’re dry. There were Flash Flood warnings all day yesterday as the rain came down in buckets. I was thankful to be inside, having my car to go back-and-forth as needed. My back and forth was to a training called Courageous Conversations: Beyond Diversity. Thanks to the Decatur Education Foundation, this training is being offered to teachers, school professionals, parents, and community members. It is a centering, vulnerable, learning, growing, uncomfortable space. It is incredibly valuable work that must be done. It must be done in order to create an equitable society for all of us. There is so much work that needs to be done around dismantling systemic inequality around race. As one participant in the training said, “This work is poignantly simple and profoundly necessary.” Stay tuned as Compassionate Atlanta will be offering several programs around this topic, as well as our important work with the DeKalb and Fulton County remembrance projects.
As this morning started with a light snow, I think of the people waking up on the streets with no place to go, no car to carry them back-and-forth. So as we carry on this journey together, growing, learning, being uncomfortable, put yourself in a space of growth. Do something. There are many ways to show up, to question, to be courageous, to make our communities better.
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So stay warm, push yourself and go do good,