No Justice, No Peace

PROTEST-10Yesterday, as everyone is probably (hopefully) aware, the officer who killed Philando Castile was found not guilty on all accounts. When I learned this, I had a deep feeling of anger in my gut. When the murder happened last summer it was just another reminder that institutional racism breeds everywhere, even in our seeming liberal utopia. I’ve sat on the sidelines through everything, comfortably pontificating on Facebook, feeling the outrage, but not enough apparently to get my legs moving. I knew I had to go out and protest this, though. These times are not for standing idly by. They are for action. And I’m sorry that it took me so long to show up.PROTEST-16PROTEST-11PROTEST-21PROTEST-22PROTEST-24PROTEST-27PROTEST-38PROTEST-41PROTEST-43I especially loved seeing people bringing their kids out. When Alex is older I want to get him involved. I want social justice to be a part of his life.


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Hi! I'm a graphic designer, photographer and female person. I live in Minneapolis with my husband Alan and our baby son Alexander and baby cat Arya.



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