Saturday, July 20, 2013

Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin Verdict

Image from NPR's "Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago."

The community at Womencare was moved by President Obama’s remarks on the Trayvon Martin verdict.

With courage he spoke to us as a leader of a nation, as a peace-keeper in our communities, as a compassionate witness, and as a black man. 

In our work and in our lives, we have witnessed and felt the realities of discrimination, difference, injustice, hatred and fear. 

As Obama illustrated, context plays a foundational role in helping individuals understand themselves and each other, and in healing the wounds within ourselves and in our communities.

It takes time.  There has been progress.  And, we are not done. 

We support Obama in speaking the truth, building empathy, bridging differences, encouraging curiosity, and moving our process forward together.

To watch video footage of President Obama's remarks, see below.

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