Good article on how grief of a nation can be a catalyst for social change.
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The article, Grief as catalyst for social change, by Mel Williams states,
“Grief is a powerful motivator for social change. We are now seeing the growing mobilization of grief energy transformed into calls for social change.
Consider the student activism ignited from the Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting of 17 classmates at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students from Parkland have spurred rallies across the nation as young people have risen en masse, saying “Enough is enough,” demanding regulation of guns that are killing our young people.
At the nationwide March 24 March for Our Lives, the student voices reached for courage and the microphone to cry out for background checks, a ban on rapid-fire assault weapons, and other reasonable gun regulations. “Protect people, not guns,” they said
The striking thing about this new activism is that it has arisen from grief.
All grief is connected. The agony of 17 students killed at Parkland is connected to the grief over children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Massachusetts, worshippers killed in a church in Texas, the deaths at the Columbine school shooting, and others. Grief piled on top of agonizing grief!
This grief has two dimensions: loss and gain. Loss takes priority as we weep and ache; but gradually we see that there is also a gain, a cleansing that leads to a possible new focus, new direction.”
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