Here are the details from this week’s Wired Women*:
4:00 p.m., Community call to action at La Pintoresca Library Lawn
4:30 p.m., Pilgrimage/Healing Ceremony all along Summit Avenue ending at Jackie Robinson Center
6:00 p.m., Community dialogue at Jackie Robinson Center
In response to the increase in violence and death in our community, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Chapter and Pasadena/Altadena Mothers on the Move (MOM), along with local churches and civic groups are calling on us all to participate in a mourning/healing event this Thursday, June 14th. We will meet on the La Pintoresca Library lawn, at the corner of Raymond and Washington Blvd. We will walk down Summit Avenue and then over to the Jackie Robinson Center for community dialogue. Yes, I know. Not all of us do marches. Vigils are not necessarily our thing. Some of us may be weighing the “opportunity cost” of taking time to do this. Others may be thinking, “What’s the ROI for my time and energy?” Others of you on this list have been engaged in community dialogue for decades and are weary of yet another “conversation”. Margaret Wheatley, trained as a scientist and now a consultant focused on systemic change, says, “I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again. Simple, honest, human conversation where we each have a chance to speak, where we each feel heard, and where we each listen well to our experiences, hopes and fears. This is how great changes begin.” If you can carve out the time, please come.
*Wired Women is a women-focused email newsletter published by Monica Hubbard. It announces local events and opportunities. To receive it, email firstname.lastname@example.org.