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Candlelight vigil for victims of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. (AP photo)
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Won’t you be my neighbor?
I don't know what I originally intended to write about—I suppose I must have had something in mind, but for the last couple of days I have been consumed by the news of another awful shooting. I used to live in Pittsburgh, near Squirrel Hill. As a small-town Protestant, I found the Jewish neighborhood fascinating and slightly exotic. I discovered bagels and blintzes and falafel. My part-time job was there—so was my grocery store, my movie theater, my laundromat.
This piece in the New York Times by Bari Weiss, who grew up in Squirrel Hill, is a tribute to the Jewish community there and its response to violence and tragedy: A Massacre in the Heart of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
I Love You, America: Sarah Silverman Visits "Woke Vote" (8 min)
Woke Vote is organizing voters in Alabama and beyond. Black voters turned out in record numbers for last year’s Senate race, overcoming the state's significant voter suppression efforts and other barriers, and won Democrat Doug Jones the Senate seat over Roy Moore.
Slate: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Still Matters by Leor Hackel and Gregg Sparkman
We have heard that “going green” in daily life won’t make much of a difference—but getting politicians and industry to address climate change really does start at home. Individual acts of conservation are what signal an emergency to those around us, which will set larger changes in motion.
New York Times: I’m a Child of Immigrants. And I Have a Plan to Fix Immigration by Sonia Nazario
First, we must address the violence and despair that are pushing migrants out of these countries. US-run pilot violence prevention programs cost about $100 million a year—pocket change compared to the billions we spend dealing with migrants once they reach our border.
We have just 12 years before climate change becomes irreversible, and 22 years before the consequences of climate change could become severe, warns the new UN report. So how do we start fixing things? As individuals, report social scientists in Slate, we can change society's norms by altering our own behavior in ways that inspire others, leading to "the policy-level change that is truly needed." Infographic by Irene Lee via Neon Tommy
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