“We must be clear…it was not just racially motivated…it was racist violence that has been perpetuated by rhetoric and policies designed to attack Black people. Period. Period.”
—State Representative Angie Nixon
[Art by Xana Jazmin Juarez Acuna]
Community Circle Saturday
Tragedy Has Struck
Let’s Gather in Community to Write, Process, and Heal
Join us this Saturday for a Free Community Circle: Naming Our Pain, Holding Our Grief, via Zoom. We’re holding it by Zoom so that as many people as possible can access it from anywhere. All are welcome.
We were asked by one of our BIPOC community members, Terri Neal, to lead a writing circle to help us cope with this latest tragedy and find our way forward, together. This circle will be co-facilitated by Jennifer Wolfe and Dr. Tru Leverette Hall, Director of Africana Studies at UNF. We will use poetry, stories, and of course, writing, to name our pain and hold our grief. Please join us for what we hope will be a healing circle.
You can REGISTER HERE. All genders.
—Jennifer Wolfe, Executive Director,
Women Writing for (a) Change Jacksonville
Other Fall Classes
What We’ve Been Up To Lately
Fall Classes Are Creating Community
We are already stronger, together!
We opened our first circles this month and feel grateful for new connections already made, plus old ones reinforced. The writing is good, the processing necessary, and the people a joy. And the Barbie circle was too much fun! Hope you’ll join us for a circle soon.—JW
The Last Word
“In the community there is anger, Bishop Guns said, but also exhaustion. ‘I pastor on the north side of Jacksonville, so it’s a community that has at times seemingly been left out and ignored or treated inadequately,’ he said. ‘I’ve seen it all. I’ve seen a lot. I’ve witnessed a lot of death.’ ‘We’re burying our future,’ he added.”
―New York Times report