From Lucia Sanford:
I hope that each of you is doing whatever you need to heal, and also plugging into the opportunities all around us to resist hate and spread goodness. I wanted to let you know of another small way that you and those around you can channel positive energy and love after this horrific weekend. A number of youth-serving organizations in our city have come together for the #DearYoungPerson campaign. We are asking kind people everywhere to send postcards of support and encouragement to our youth, many of whom are feeling the same confusion, anger, sadness, and frustration that many of us are…maybe times a hundred. 85% of the youth served by Big Brothers Big Sisters here are of color. Most of the organizations listed below serve similarly diverse populations of children and youth, whose identities were publicly attacked on Friday and Saturday. Send a note to the P.O. Box below (P.O. Box 814, Charlottesville, VA 22902) and we will make sure that your message gets into the hands of youth in our community who need to hear your message of solidarity.
I encourage you to forward this email to your networks and/or share the Facebook post on the Big Brothers Big Sisters page. I know this is a pretty small gesture in the grand scheme of things, but with all of the notes together, we hope to send a powerful message to our youth that love can overpower hate! — Caitlin