Capitol grounds, Day 1 Kavanaugh hearings
Freedom Plaza, August 12, 2018
After a full work day and a Board meeting at William Penn House, I joined those at the Supreme Court affirming their engagement, crying out their resolve, their outrage, their grief, their hope.
United States Supreme Court, July 9, 2018 (chanting, “hey, hey, ho, ho, the patriarchy has got to go…”
I had previously committed to volunteering at the Lantern at the same time as the demonstration at the White House against the separation, incarceration, and deportation of those seeking asylum. I left the house an hour early and got off the bus at Farragut Square instead of taking it all the way to Georgetown. Volunteers were actively coordinating and people were starting to gather.
I talked to people who were heading over as I walked on to the Lantern, and I brought the demonstration with me.
It isn’t sadhana unless it is steady, repeated, and over a long period of time (though form or emphasis might change).
United States Supreme Court, June 28, 2018
This morning before work, I joined a group of people at the International Trade Center who were speaking out against separating immigrant families at the border. It was already 80F when I left the house at 7:30. It added two miles to my morning walk to join in. I thought about how far these families have walked in desperate hope only to meet such cruelty. What was a little discomfort and arriving at the office a bit red in the face and damp?