Last night I stayed on 39th between 8th and 9th before hopping a bus to Montgomery. I have to admit, though I grew up looking at Manhattan and then moved there — I have never slept with this close a view of the Empire State Building.
I am on the bus as I write this headed to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Peace & Justice Summit. One of the events tied to the summit is the opening of the first slavery museum in America. I promise to write more after going!
I got into EJI from reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson — as a matter of fact, I read it during one of our summer reading sessions. I think the second round. I have followed the organization ever since — I encourage you to check them out.
Despite my trajectory, the journey is also fascinating and sorely needed. I enjoy embracing the no frills nature of long-distance public transportation. It helps bring me peace and provides an opportunity to connect with communities and locales along the way- whenever Possible I like to travel carefully.