The Annual Re-enactment of the 1946 Moore’s Ford Lynching is scheduled this year on July 25, 2020 in Monroe, Georgia. It is a reminder of our country’s and our state’s … Continue reading The 1946 Moore’s Ford Lynching Re-enactment, Monroe, Georgia (2009)–Still Instructive and Relevant Today
What is structural racism? What is systemic racism and oppression? Here are some concrete examples. (My current understanding is that the use of the term Black instead of African American, … Continue reading What IS “Structural Racism?” George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks–It’s Time to End Structural Racism! It Harms Us All!
My Mother Marian Perz grew up during the Great Depression which began in 1929 when the stock market crashed. I remember her telling me how she saw people standing by … Continue reading My Mother Valued Me and She Taught me to Value Human Life. People Who Grew Up in the Great Depression Learned and Understood What Really Matters. What Happened to the Value of Human Life? And How Can Supposedly Christian Leaders Talk About People Dying for the Economy When Jesus Christ Died to Save EVERY Person and Turned Over Greedy Money-Changers’ Tables in the Temples?
At least three African American people have been senselessly killed recently–in three different states–the most recent was George Floyd. Two were killed by police. A fourth African American man was … Continue reading Give Protestors a Voice
In 2008, two days after my 84-year-old mother’s stroke, I was by her bedside in the hospital while she was asleep and unwakable. I had been mostly awake for most … Continue reading Moving Reflections In a Time of Crisis–Seeing in 2020
To be healthy, every community relies on basic systems that provide our individuals and ALL families with basic needs. Some of these are provided locally and some are provided by … Continue reading Recipe for Peace: Prioritizing the Basic Life Support Systems of Healthy Families, Communities and Nations
It’s the season of Christmas and other religious holidays. We send out cards that say Peace On Earth, Good Will to All and we bask in the warmth of … Continue reading Peace On Earth and Good Will Toward All–Are We Willing to Make It Real?
Stellar Panelists discussed the legacy of journalist Gene Patterson September 2, 2017 at the Decatur Book Festival panel titled “What Would Gene Patterson Say Now?” Former United Nations Ambassador Andrew … Continue reading VIDEO. Journalism in the Civil Rights Era and Today: Gene Patterson’s Legacy Discussed by Ambassador Andrew Young and Journalists Klibanoff, Clark, and Raines at the Decatur Book Festival