I have worked for 20+ years in efforts focused around Human Rights. I can tell you this, yesterday was a powerful day. I felt a genuine shift, a movement into change. We are having conversations that aren't easy, but they are needed. We need to be comfortable being uncomfortable in order to move forward.
We are creating requirements, standards and policies that help create a system of accountability. We are talking about the extreme importance of being inclusive in the larger conversation.
Don't mistake my enthusiasm for complacency, I am ready to push another 20+ years to work at creating and sustaining these changes. Our next generation deserves for us to continue to push for these changes.
Today was a good day, but please do not settle. We have a long journey ahead of us, let's do it together.
Photo credits: Ruth Buffalo, North Dakota Stand for a Change