This is a difficult morning for many of us. We are shaken, saddened, and scared as we witness the deep division of our nation.
For many of us, the results of yesterday’s election appear to endorse, reward, or at the very least forgive expressions of racism, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia, xenophobia, bullying, inciting violence and more.
So now, more than ever, we have to stand up for each other. We have to be there for each other as colleagues and friends, as individuals and as communities. We have to continue and deepen the work of healing individuals, healing communities, trying with all our hearts to heal some of these divides.
We have to reaffirm, as strongly and loudly as possible, our core values of compassion, inclusion, equality, respect, and love.
We have to look for the good that we know is out there, in abundance.
We have to recommit to the work of healing, serving, and providing care for those who need us.
We have to remember the work, the sacrifices, the resilience, and the incredible strides of those who have come before us – and remember that our communities have weathered immense challenges in the past.
Mazzoni Center has been here since 1979. We have seen defeats and victories. And through it all, we continue to believe that if we do our share, the world will be better. Today, we reaffirm this belief and we move forward together with compassion and strength.