The Missing Bench

What happens when you coexist next to people is you see them. You exchange pleasantries.  And over time, you get to know them.  That’s the magic of integration. Humanizing the other. 

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Karen Gross
The Intersection

The past 9 months that I’ve been in DC I’ve lived on a block that has not gentrified within a neighborhood that has.  Steps from my front door rests a bench.  The bench serves as a gathering place; a refuge for locals who have lived in this neighborhood far longer than I.  

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Karen Gross
Getting Proximate

“Get close to the things that matter, get close to the places where there is inequality and suffering, get close to the spaces where people feel oppressed, burdened, and abused.  See what it does to your capacity to make a difference, see what it does to you.”  – Bryan Stephenson

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Karen Gross