Over the last two weeks, we have once again seen racism, hatred, and extreme violence take a devastating toll. A toll on communities that look very much like our own. We struggle to process and grieve the loss of children, educators, and community members. We send our love to Buffalo, Uvalde, and all who are hurting right now. We also remember George Floyd, two years after his passing, and the injustices that are repeatedly perpetuated against Black people and all People of Color in this country.
We know pain is here, at home, too. Repeatedly learning of terrorism, systemic racism, and violence is its own form of trauma. We want to support each other through this time and will continue to do so each and every day we come together as a Breakthrough community.
These are a few resources we wanted to share:
- Supporting Students After the Shooting in Buffalo | Facing History and Ourselves
- Teaching in the Wake of Violence | Facing History and Ourselves
- When Terrible Things Happen (For Students) | National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Please let us know how we can support you and any member of our community.
With grief and love,
Elissa G. Spelman