Challenging Times

Hi Friends,
I’m working on my update for tomorrow, but I wanted to take a moment to share that I am so grateful for this group and our focused attention on issues of equity, inclusion, race, and systemic discrimination. I am so encouraged by the fact that there are nearly 150 people on this email list and more people find us every week.
Things are tough right now, particularly in APS with so many things going on (leadership changes, PIP, end of school), and that means that for many of us, tensions are high and many people are feeling frustrated. That’s ok — that’s part of being engaged and active in our communities.
Focus on self-care, step away from AEM (a Facebook group called Arlington Education Matters), go for a walk, and take deep breaths. Focus on the little things you have control over and trust that other group members are doing the same. Find a way to go out of your way to do something kind — it will make you and someone else feel better.
And then come back and continue the work.
Listen. Amplify. Follow.

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