Where are we? Where to begin and Where to Go?

101567565_3239281456129863_6279276366876279018_oIt has been so intense, unreal and yet at the same time painfully and brutally real these past few weeks. The 8 minute and 46 second video of George Floyd, a Black American choked to death by a White Police Officer with his knee in Floyd’s neck and several other Officers just watching as Floyd chokes out “I Can’t Breathe”. The Covid-19 Pandemic Continues to rage and perhaps was part of the dry and brittle kindling upon which Protests and Riots broke out all over the world regarding this death and so many others and the systemic racism that they embody. Yesterday I attended a peaceful protest with, among other people, my husband and my 15 year old daughter. Many have not been peaceful, with reports of children, the elderly, or disabled people being tear gassed, shot with rubber bullets and pushed to the pavement. I am so raw, but I remain open to continue to listen and committed to take actions to begin a process that will systemically address this racism and hatred that has festered for 400 years.

Published by arabeljelliott

I am a Child and Family Counselor, a Social Work Field Instructor, a volunteer at a local 501 c 3 , an elected official in my home town, and I wear many other hats. My first love and greatest passions are my husband and 2 amazing children. #LoveRules

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