Monday, March 19, 2012

the young ones whose lives were cut short

No time for a proper post again, but here are some things for which all I have are deep breaths, tears and simple prayers, like "Forgive us. Forgive us."

- The death of Trayvon Martin. Petition with his parents' words here:

ColorofChange petition here (I've signed both):

And a very well-researched Mother Jones article, chock full of resource links and careful analysis:

- The death of Stephanie Rojas due to asthma. Her mom, Lydia, very bravely talked her way through the tears on MomsRising's BlogTalkRadio chat with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson today:

Why "forgive us?" Because I cannot think about these losses without thinking about the system and society that allowed them to happen.