Wyoming Social Justice in Action: What, exactly, does love look like in public?

Cornel West said, “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”

This blog is a celebration of justice as Professor West defines it.

Here’s what I know to be true: What we give attention to reflects what we care deeply about. Being new to Wyoming I want to understand life here and what people are passionate about.

•   In what ways do Wyomingites bring important issues to life, whether their endeavors impact Wyoming exclusively or have a wider reach?

•   How do human needs such as empathy, compassion, contribution and belonging show up with concerns that crisscross the state?

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”

Big intentions as well as small acts of kindness will be explored. Likewise, well publicized state programs and surreptitious ones all have a place in this forum.

And when helpful, resistance to justice — or conflicting tenets about justice — will respectfully be considered with an eye to understanding versus judging.

What connects us and motivates action will always be the focus.

Along the way I’ll interview people, and I’ll ask them to explain in their own words what this concept means.

And I’ll share the wisdom I hear and what I learn.

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Other posts and links of interest

•  Why I care: Witnessing childhood injustices

•  Cornel West talk on youtube

Ellen Webster Synakowski lives in Laramie, Wyoming. Her website is:  EllenSynakowski.com

Please send ideas for inclusion in this blog to:  ellen@ellensynakowski.com


“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”1   – Cornel West

 

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