My plan for today was to post Part 3/3 of my Writing & Strategic Planning Retreat Series, but honestly the crisis at the border has kept me up at night this week and I would be remiss to ignore what is happening in our world.
Imagining children ripped from their parents' arms and detained without a plan for reuniting them with their families is more than we should be able to bear.
And yet... here we are...
So instead of chatting about writing and planning today, I've decided to re-share a FB post that touches on how this has hit home, and, more importantly, that outlines concrete ways you can help.
I have also expanded upon the original post here with even more ways that you can DO something today. And tomorrow. And the next day.
Please keep in mind that the President's Executive Order allows for indefinite detention of families... trading one trauma for another.
Letting families out on bond while they await their immigration hearings is an option, but the President prefers to present imprisonment as the only option.
We ALL have to DO right now.
We have to Speak Out.
We have to Take to the Streets.
We have to give as much MONEY as we possibly can to those organizations on the front-lines fighting for these families.
Do not succumb to those feelings of helplessness and overwhelm.
We have to to ACT. Then ACT again. And again. And again. Until this insanity is done.
Not in our Name, Comunidad. Not in our Name.
Mami Needs to Write! Results of My First Post-Baby DIY Writing & Strategic Planning Retreat (Part 2/3)
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