I hope you and your families have been able to remain safe and healthy during this very challenging time in the history of the United States. The Coivd-19 pandemic kept us at home, then justice demanded we take to the streets. While physically safe, my heart is repeatedly wounded by the eerliy similar acts of violence and torture inflicted on black people around the globe, but especially in this country. The President of my high school alma mater, The Notre Dame School of Manhattan, shared a recent article by Fr. Bryan Massingale, a black Jesuit priest and one of the world’s leading Catholic social ethicists and scholars of African-American theological ethics, racial justice, and liberation theology. He is the author of Racial Justice and the Catholic Church. Fr. Massingale's piece, The assumptions of white priviledge and what we can do about it, is not light. I share it because his thoughts are on my mind and in my heart, but he articulates them so much better than I ever could. Here is the link:
In the midst of all of the chaos that surrounds us, Kay Soso hopes to reschedule several planned Haitian-themed celebrations cancelled over the last few months. At this moment, our second annual Flag Day celebration, co-hosted with Alliance Française de Portland, is planned for Labor Day, September 7th. Please stay informed by sharing your email address and keep up with us on social media for the latest.
Merci et a bientôt!