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March for Racial Justice

On Saturday,September 30th, RSCJ Associates Tamae Wong and Lauren Brownlee joined Sr. Diane Roche for a day-long event calling for racial justice.  The group gathered with over 3,000 other activists from around the country and marched from Lincoln Park in NE Washington to the Washington Monument.  Other friends met up with us along the way, including two Sisters of Mercy and a young man who is part of the extended Kearny St. Community.  During these chaotic times in Washington, people who care about creating a just and sustainable world can find themselves attending a march, a vigil or a webinar every day of the week.  Burnout is a constant temptation,  but in view of the recent events in Charlottesville and the resurgence of overtly racist language and hate crimes across the US, this event was too important not to show up.  And in the end, we march as a kind of "civic sacrament", a sign of where our hearts are and of our committment to taking the slow and painful steps that will get us closer to the world that God imagines for us.  


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