Wednesday, March 14, 2018

#sol18 March 14 "P" is for Protest and for Pride

Long before some of you were even born, I did a bit of protesting against a war that had divided families and our country.  I was a high school student attending a nearby college for part of each day and so I saw glimpses of what peaceful protests as well as angry mobs.  I helped stage a "sit out" on the "grassy area" of my high school one morning!  We stayed out just long enough to get detention and to get into the local news, but not so long that we got suspended!

It's been a long while since I've had such a "cause" and students rising to bring issues to life.  So, I'm watching today's students with pride and confidence because they are fueling discussion and images that just might change our country's direction.  I'm reminded that our words and our actions are most powerful when they are respectful and heartfelt.  Today, I'm wearing my orange ribbon in support with pride.  


Ramona said...

Thanks for this remembrance and support of our students today!

Angela Faulhaber said...

It's interesting to watch a new generation find a cause and find their voice. Thanks for the reminder that it's a powerful process that needs to happen!

Karen said...

I've heard of so many different ways the schools in my metropolitan area have addressed this day, and these 17 minutes. It warms my heart to know students have really been the driving force for this remembrance and call to action.

Stacey said...

I, too, feel such pride while watching the young people of this country. THEY are going to bring about positive change. (It's a shame it's come to this!)

elsie said...

I applaud the young people today. I pray that their voices will be heard and action will be the result of this protest.
Who knew you were once a protester. :-)