Last evening I attended, and participated in, an amazing event. Young teachers and community leaders gathered to gether with youth and had roundtable discussions about education, and community and trust. I left there uplifted, enamored with the people I had met and the resolve that resonated through the room . We can make a difference.
And I returned home to turn on the television to see flashing lights and hear sirens. A mass shooting in Charleston. 9 people dead, murdered at the hands of a young sick soul. Where does a 21 year old find that much anger and hatred. How does a church, where people are gathered in prayer, become a bloodbath. And I am ashamed. of my race. of my country for allowing guns to be handed out like Star Wars litesabers, of the future that we are leaving to our children.
and I weep. And I pray.