I feel a little sheltered these days with limited experience in the wider world of Howard County. That said I continue to report to work and that work takes me to a garden. In the garden I meet people from numerous place in HC and the world. In the garden conversations grow around flowers, vegetables,Continue reading “A garden grows hope”
I don’t really have a story. However, I have taken notice that there is a slow change happening at work and my coworkers are becoming more diverse. I’m glad to see this because they are roll models for kids.
As a children’s instructor I have the opportunity to teach a very diverse population. This opportunity provides me with a way to bridge commonalities between these populations through the content I share. It allows me to plant a seed of understanding and friendship in my classroom.
There are community-based organizations that struggle constantly to hear from new people and compel/motivate/provide avenues for all people of all backgrounds to be involved. We are in a constant circle of hearing that our elected board is not diverse enough (which is true and very apparent) and simultaneously seeing minimal turnout to vote for someoneContinue reading “Representation challenges”
Every time a news story is posted online, comments say things like “Typical” or “Why no mug shot?” or “We are becoming Baltimore.” – It makes it seem like the county is divided along “us” and “them” lines, and is disheartening.
My spouse and I attended the Black Lives Matter march that began at the Columbia Mall last year and was stunned by the turnout. My 16yo son came with us. He was very moved and inspired. We were able to stay in our car due to COVID safety, but still felt part of the community,Continue reading “BLM march”
I had a conversation with a conservative friend recently about reparations. They’re libertarian, and I got them to be open minded about the issue. Movements need more than one person, but they happen one conversation at a time.