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Today’s assault on democracy at our nation’s Capitol

January 06, 2021
By Sully Barrett

In the last few hours, we’ve seen a violent assault on democracy as a mob invaded the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to disrupt the certification of the presidential election results.

For many of us, this act of domestic terrorism leaves us with feelings of anger, fear, sadness, and so much more, for the current state of our nation. 

My thoughts, love, and care are with you and especially with our communities of color, who are witnessing the most direct assault on their liberty. We are seeing so clearly the horrific inequity as our government so often responds to peaceful acts of protest by Black and Latino/a people with unspeakable violence, compared to their response today occuring at the Capitol as a white mob aimed to take siege of our government.

Our teachers are helping students engage with the news and process these events. They are asking them to reflect on what they see, what questions they have, and what they are feeling.  They are creating intentional space either today and tomorrow in advisories to further debrief and process.

Stand together today, especially with your children and loved ones. This demonstration of injustice is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done.  


Chris Gibbons

CEO and Founder


En las últimas horas hemos visto un ataque violento a la democracia cuando una multitud invadió el Capitolio de los Estados Unidos en Washington, D.C. para interrumpir la certificación de los resultados de la elección presidencial. 


Para muchos de nosotros esto es un acto de terrorismo nacional que nos deja con sentimientos de ira, temor, tristeza y mucho más por el estado actual de nuestra nación. 

 Mis pensamientos, amor y cariño están con ustedes y especialmente con nuestras comunidades de color, que están presenciando el ataque más directo a su libertad. Estamos viendo con claridad la terrible inequidad en cómo responde nuestro gobierno a los actos pacíficos de protesta de las personas afroamericanas y latinas con violencia indescriptible, a comparación de su respuesta hoy en el Capitolio mientras la multitud blanca trata de sitiar nuestro gobierno.  

 Nuestros maestros están ayudando a los estudiantes a ver las noticias y procesar estos eventos. Les están pidiendo que reflexionen en lo que ven, las preguntas que tienen y lo que están sintiendo. Están creando un espacio especial hoy y mañana en la sesión de asesoría para analizar más y procesar este tema. 

 Permanezcan unidos hoy, en especial con sus hijos y seres amados. Esta demostración de injusticia es un recordatorio de cuánto trabajo tenemos que hacer todavía.  


Chris Gibbons

CEO y Fundador




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