This past week’s events have heightened a sense of despair and grief that has too long been close to the surface. We are holding space for this at MAG and want to extend this space to our partners, clients, friends, and colleagues. To do so, we share an excerpt from Warsan Shire’s poem, “what they did yesterday afternoon,” which we read at our staff meeting this week.
“later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
where does it hurt?
– Warsan Shire
In this moment and all others, we stand together against white supremacy, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, transphobia, and all forms of hatred and oppression and honor the lives of those murdered last week at the Kroger grocery store in Jeffersontown, KY and the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA.
What brings us hope and helps us heal is the work we do with you. Together, we will continue to build the pathways to love, dignity, and justice.
Read Warsan Shire’s full poem here.
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