In response to Wednesday's events at the U.S. Capitol
Our children are watching; other ways we as adults can do better
Like many, we watched Wednesday’s event at the United States Capitol knowing our children were also watching, listening, and learning. In this darkness, we want to share ways we as adults can do better by demonstrating to children and youth that …
… We know how to disagree with others in a way that promotes dialogue and curiosity rather than violence and anger.
… We can accept defeat gracefully and find other positive ways to bring our message and goals to bear on the world.
… We can manage and harness our anger and frustration, from wherever it may stem, through advocacy, writing, and policy not vandalism and brute force.
… Racism and injustice must end before our country can be whole.
… There is more light than darkness, but we must light the candle.