Today, We Stand UpThursday 10, November 2016
By Debra Chasnoff, President/Senior Producer | blog, Latest News, LGBT, Respect For All Project
Today is a very sobering day for so many reasons. But it is also a line in the sand over which we will not—we will never—go back.
I am heartened by the map I saw this morning that showed that if the election had only been decided by those 18-25, the outcome would have been dramatically different.
Together, we have been succeeding in supporting new generations to understand that without respect for all, we have no way forward.
We are not giving up. We are standing up.
For 20 years you have helped teachers all over this country bring compassion, inclusiveness, and an end to bigotry into their classrooms.
You have been with us as our Respect for All Project has made it safer for children growing up in all different kinds of families to stand tall with their classmates.
For middle school youth to find smarter ways to be powerful rather than resort to bullying and prejudice.
For teens to redefine what healthy masculinity looks like, to understand how feminism is key to their mental health, to embrace their true nature no matter what the media or those in power try to tell them.
So today, I just want to say thank you, again, for your courage and commitment and big hearts. I hope you get out and get some fresh air and share as much love as you can.
And tomorrow, let’s get back to work.