Post election, as we converse with our communities, the sentiment for change is resoundingly similar. Unity among all colors and heritages of humans, is the essential denominator for achieving positive and lasting social change. Most of us want to make a tangible contribution to healing our nation and world. We want to DO SOMETHING that will inject social change into our everyday lives. We want to be the change we seek and inspiration to do so is all around us--in our neighborhoods, our landscapes, our ancestors, our future, and our uniquely diverse American culture.

ONE SNOQUALMIE organizers are meeting to promote events that build unity in action. STAY TUNED.

cover photo: 1963 March on Washington w/ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shared in this post are photos of images & words, taken during a recent visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

These images remind us that our current President-elect embodies an America many of us have known for most of our lives.
While we should not forget that ours is a nation founded on greed, bigotry and intolerance, we must also remember our legacy of standing firmly against such social destruction.
. . . the signs of hatred may be gone, yet the feeling continues to cut deeply, therefore our stand against the triple threat of ignorance, fear and hatred, must grow stronger.

Thanks to Trump, more of us know the reality of our nation's destructive path. And we are growing

Art and humanity has pulled us up from slave ships to rocket ships, and we grow. From Standing Rock in 1890 to Standing Rock now, ancestors are reawakening. From taking a seat on the bus to taking back the night, we grow stronger. From dying to vote to marching for peace, to a righteous fight for a Stonewall, still we grow.

A beloved Mexican proverb, paraphrasing lines written by Greek Poet Dinos Chrisianopolos seems so appropriate for this time and place we find ourselves in. It states simply,

they tried to bury us; they did not know we were seeds”

let us all plant a seed & grow with it

This metal sculpture is an artist's vision of the chariot called for in 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot'a gospel song about a slave escaping from the cotton trade using the Underground Railroad.
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