We have been quiet here on all of our platforms while we listen, learn, grieve, and try to do what we can in this incredible movement. We are angry, and we’re ready to take more action and speak up more. There is so much injustice, and so much inequity, and it’s far past time for things to start changing in terms of race in America. I’m proud of my family, which has attended 9 different protests in the past week, but I also know we have so much more to do, learn, and understand. Hoping for, and working towards that change…(and trying to stay socially distanced and masked and keep it as safe as possible under the circumstances.)
We at Little Green stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. We want to listen, understand better, show up more, speak out more often. Yes, we are about healthy food. But we’ve always been about more than that: healthy mind, body + spirit, healthy environment, and healthy community. Our community is not healthy right now, so we want to be part of that change.
One of the most powerful events we attended was a sit-in at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, last Thursday, June 4th. We were amazed by the peaceful protests, the amazingly passionate and diverse crowds, and the moving speeches and setting. We all took a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in honor of George Floyd. Truly a memorable and powerful moment. This photo happens to be of the MLK Memorial with Elizabeth Warren and her husband in the foreground (we found ourselves standing right next to her.) We have rallied at the White House a number of times, at the National Cathedral, marched through our neighborhood and along the National Mall, and stood in silent protest along Massachusetts Avenue with my daughter’s Quaker School.
There is so, so much going on right now. We encourage you to both look outward and look inward. Take care of others, but also take care of yourself. Make sure you’re drinking enough water, getting 8+ hours of sleep, and taking the time out to settle your brain in whatever way works for you (walking in the woods, meditating, listening to music, journaling, taking a bath…)
Sending love out to each of you.
“Our pain, our cries, and our need to be seen and heard resonate throughout this entire country.
We demand acknowledgment and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life at the hands of the police.
We call for radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives.”
-Black Lives Matter