2020: Not Done With Us Yet
Look at this: future universities will have entire specializations in the study of the 2020s.
Turbulent times with great disparity in who is affected are likely to lead to social unrest. Medically, financially, socially, emotionally, and legally, marginalized groups have been dealt an incredibly disproportionate blow by the events of this year.
The killing of George Floyd was a tipping point. We all have a choice now. Will you contribute to peace? How are you using your voice?
How can I contribute to peace?
By contributing to justice. By combating injustice. By helping when you can help. By educating yourself. By understanding the context in which we all–not just any one of us–live. By helping others to understand as well.
Reverend Belita Mitchell (First Church of the Brethren in Harrisburg) on peace-building in 2014. First video in a series*.
“How are justice and peace related in your thinking or your experience?” (5:00)
If you are someone in a dominant social group, there is no need to burn or break anything to make yourself heard. Authorities and media attend well to peaceful protests from White people.
In fact, you don’t even need to take to the streets. Just speaking up when you hear unjust or racist words spoken is incredibly helpful. (Here is a very helpful and practical list of ways to speak up against bigotry in many settings.)
When we truly know justice, we will truly know peace. ❤️