Changing the System

(Photo credit Xena Goldman)

Whew, we are living in historic times eh? After the tear gas settles, what lasting changes will be made? This article by President Obama is a comfort to read and lists resources to help you learn and contribute in multiple ways.

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

The only thing I’d add is a plea to take jury duty. Yeah, it’s a pain in the ass. Back in New Mexico I took grand jury duty. I was working nights and had to drive an hour into town to reach the courthouse by 8 am. It sucked but I’d happily do it again. (Gratitude for the bailiff who let me bring my knitting!) In my 20s and 30s I protested a lot and of all my activist activities, jury duty was the one where I saw the most immediate effect.

Honestly access your strengths and situation to figure out how best to help. Stay strong and safe out there. Justice for George Floyd!