Justice Dance Performance Project
Moving for Change Since 1989.
Dear friends of JDPP,
All around us violence is on full display: in Uvalde, in Buffalo, in Ukraine. Thanks to instantaneous news, we feel barraged, even besieged. Scroll down, and there is fresh horror.
It’s not really possible to express the profound shared grief for the loss of lives to meaningless violence, particularly those of children in school… or to convey the pain of knowing that racism killed people doing their grocery shopping… or to describe the heartache of a record number of homicides in our city so far this year.
It is a mistake to “soldier on,” and allow our daily lives and mundane tasks to consume us. If we do, we will hollow ourselves, and dull our capacity for hope and change. It’s time to feel, together, as a community.
There is a word for that: compathy. More than “sympathy” or “empathy,” it literally means, “shared feeling.”
If we can feel our connection to each other, and the arts are a key pathway to get us there, we can connect with the truths inside ourselves and summon the courage to give them voice and to act. Let’s work together to make things better—there is not a moment to lose
Wishing you peace,
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JDPP, Inc. is a 501c(3) organization.