I am writing to you as promised in my earlier message today. Many members of our community have asked for spaces and opportunities to come together for support and reflection in light of the election results.
Les escribo esta nota tal como les prometí en mi mensaje anterior. Muchos miembros de nuestra comunidad nos han pedido espacios y oportunidades para reunirse y reflexionar sobre los resultados de la elección presidencial.
On a day like this, the personal and the political cannot be separated. I write to you with some thoughts on how we might move forward as a community, recognizing that each of us will bring our own perspective to the issues we face.
Over the past 72 hours we have all been witness to a chain of unspeakably violent scenes—shocking images of police shootings of two Black men, followed by last night’s shooting of police officers who were escorting a peaceful demonstration.
I spent an amazing evening at the annual awards ceremony of Global Green, a Los Angeles based organization with national and international impact on environmental issues, from energy use to green construction to education.
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