Happy Thanksgiving week, IGSV! I am deeply grateful for this group and all of you. Thank you for giving all of us hope that our country can be better than what we have seen over the last three years from the Trump administration and its enablers.
1) Find Community: The holidays give many of us a chance/obligation to connect with family and friends who may have different political opinions from yours. Read this article about how to talk to people across the political divide: http://www.mashupamericans.com/issues/talk-people-across-political-divide/. Then do your best to receive, reflect, and respond, as advised in the article. For the last several months, I have been having a two-person book group with a college friend who is a conservative Christian living in Kentucky. While we differ in some significant ways, we also have found common ground in important ways. Finding that common ground will be critical in the years ahead.
2) Friday Climate Strike: From Christina Russoniello – ATTENTION! Sunrise Hunterdon is joining the global climate strike on November 29th, 10:30-noon at the Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse in Flemington. If you can, please come and support these extraordinary young people! Please respond below or send Christina a DM to get the RSVP form. You can learn more about the Sunrise Movement here: https://www.sunrisemovement.org.
3) IGSV December Walk/Run and Group Meeting: Our next monthly walk/run and our December IGSV group meeting will both be on December 21. At 8 am, meet at the High Bridge parking lot for the Columbia Trail to get a little exercise before holiday feasts, meet other resisters, and enjoy our natural surroundings.
Then at 2 pm, we will meet at the Clinton library for “Getting to zero: What it will take to get to zero carbon” by Stephen Leftly.
You can RSVP to either or both events by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please spread the word and bring friends! If you have not been to an in-person event in a while, please come to one of these to reconnect. Community is so important!
Quote of the week: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy, Thanksgiving 1963