Social activist Michael Abrahams organized a march on Sunday, May 17 in Kingston. I was not there – but I was there in spirit. I wanted to share with you some photographs of the event, shamelessly filched from others’ Facebook pages (well, I did warn them!) The aim is sincere. It is important to galvanize and raise awareness still higher as we seek to Protect Our Children. We have been doing a poor job, so far. Dr. Abrahams pledges that real action will follow.
Here’s a Facebook comment from Mikey that I thought I would share here, as it sums up his (and actually, my) philosophy: “Yesterday I looked at the crowd that had gathered for the ‘Protect Our Children’ march. I saw adults and children. I saw Christians and non-believers. I saw Labourites and Comrades. I saw straight people and LGBT people. I saw uptowners, inner city people and country folk. I saw dark-skinned people and light-skinned people. I saw well educated people and not so well educated people. I saw people of means and people of little means. But everybody stood together, laughed together and walked together in the same direction for a common cause. Why can’t we do that more often? Forget about our differences and come together for the things that really matter, like justice and equality?”
We love our children. Let’s protect them from harm, and let’s love them a whole lot more. That’s all they need.