Mourning during a Time of Giving Thanks

Stewarding Another Possible World

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Tuesday night, while I was flying home from Denver, CO, Inclusion Tennessee gathered folks to have a vigil for those who were murdered at Club Q in Colorado Springs, CO. I was asked to speak, but was in flight home, so my beloved partner shared my remarks. A dear comrade, Olivia, filmed the remarks and I’m sharing them here with you, now.

On a day when many people just move on and celebrate Thanksgiving with no acknowledgement to the violence and destruction around us, I want to invite us into a time of mourning and lament, so that we are motivated to make change.

A politics of grievance doesn’t get us to a just world or a peaceable kingdom. Lament and justice create conditions for another possible world.

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Onward, -Dr. Roberto Che Espinoza.