CHRIS CHAVEZ | CONTRIBUTING WRITER
As part of open data week, we invited 14 friends and collaborators to dinner to discuss civic issues not in terms of problems and solutions, but in terms of beauty. - Chris Chavez
Now, more than ever, we need to engage openly and fiercely with everyone.
Our political reality is sad and outrageous and the source of its current corrupted state of affairs isn’t something we can offload onto others. I’m convinced that our current civil conflict falls in the lineage of spiritual battles that pits a fearful, shrinking heart against a courageous, expansive love.
If David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair, and Joseph McNeil, the four men of Greensboro, North Carolina, who pioneered the sit-in, chose to sit in their living rooms, or in the cafes that would welcome them with open arms, they would have merely been sitting.