Eamon Coyne, Broadcast Engineer, continues...
"It is hard to put into words how I have changed since George Floyd was murdered. I feel so much sadness and so much anger. I want to feel hope, that change will happen but the weeks following his murder, the racist people coming out of the woodwork just keeps bringing that anger to the surface."
(What good, if any, will come from this time in our nation's history?)
"A few things (hopefully): 1. Some of the lowest paid positions have proved to be some of our most essential. Maybe candidates screaming about the top 1% are on to something. Maybe we should take a good hard look at our wage structure. 2. Our society depends on teachers and schools WAY more than most parents and all politicians ever realized. Not only in terms of teaching our children but as day care or safe spaces while parents are at work. As a place for children to get healthy meals and snacks. As a safe space to act like kids, whether that means socializing or acting out, it is a place where they can safely be themselves. So hopefully we start investing more in our schools and teachers. 3. How fragile our current societal and healthcare systems are. I mean, this isn't a good thing but it has been thrust into the spotlight. We need change. 4. How important local elections are. We really need people to start doing some research on candidates and then follow through after voting by holding them accountable."
(...is there anything else you want to share?)
"Black Lives Matter. Indigenous Lives Matter. LGBTQIA+ Lives Matter.