Endurance and Transformation (Beyond 16)

“Endurance is not to be confused with transformation,” bell hooks (see “Balancing Compassion and Strength“)

“Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.”
— Babylonian Talmud: Sanhedrin 37a.

stolendreamThere is still much to be learned on the omer journey away from oppression. As our learning journey progresses, the March 2 Justice approaches the U.S. Capitol, providing an opportunity to learn directly from civil rights leaders and marchers themselves.

In their “Why We March,” the NY Justice League notes that JUST THIS YEAR the individuals listed here on the right, many with mental health issues, were killed by police.

In their honor, and in the names of Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, Rekia Boyd, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Renisha McBride, John Crawford III, and Ramarley Graham, the NY Justice League is calling for

  • an end to racial profiling,
  • stopping the militarization of our local police forces, and
  • demanding the government invest in our youth and communities.

We counted 16 on the evening of April 19. Tonight, we count….
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