It’s been a pretty upsetting week for fans of justice. Bill and Jaz process their reactions to the decisions to not indict the officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.*
In the midst of all that, however, there is still amazing work being done to heal the trauma of violence. We talk to Sarah Smith, development director of Safe Passage, about this weekend’s Hot Chocolate Run, and how you can Step Up for Healing, Hope, and Change, all while enjoying one of the best events of the year in downtown Northampton.
*Bill was still a little delirious from jet lag and a stomach virus, which is probably why he kept referring to Eric Garner as “Ed.” I eventually heard it and corrected him. Sometimes I’m only paying half-attention to what he’s saying because I’m trying to focus on the equipment he’s saying it into.
Happy Black Friday everyone! There’s no show today, as Bill is hanging with the family on the left coast. Next week we’ll be talking with Sarah Smith, Development Director of Safe Passage, and the woman who puts on one of the best events of the year here in Northampton. And that’s what this post is about.
Whether you’re spending today scrambling to find great deals, or avoiding the whole consumerist racket, we’d love it if you could take a moment, and a few dollars, to donate to a worthy cause. You’ll hear more next week about what a vital organization Safe Passage is, but contributing now will give you that warm glow that comes from feeling superior to everyone who hasn’t contributed yet. That’s our gift to you.