Posted on June 6, 2020 by Sonoma Valley Solar
A giant shout-out to the youth in Sonoma that rallied and demonstrated on the Plaza on 6/30 for Black Lives Matter, and in protest in opposition to the brutal homicide of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Watching and listening to the impassioned pleas and calls for of those younger folks, black, brown and white, for justice in our nation for all reinvigorated my love for this small city. Not as a result of we’re good right here, or with out blame or prejudice, we aren’t, however as a result of there are lots of right here of all ages, colours and political/social ideologies that do care deeply about justice and the rights of all folks to be revered on this American experiment.
For those who missed the youth of Sonoma’s critical and necessary demonstration to protest black killings in America, you missed a key second in Sonoma historical past. The audio system, largely teenagers, impressed these attending to suppose maybe this may lastly be a turning level on this black/white historical past because the 1600s. I’d prefer to suppose that is the case, however I don’t suppose it but. I’ve been round now 78 years and I’ve seen a hell of lots and I do know what it takes to pursue justice, equality and plain previous human sanity. It takes persistence, countless persistence.
Are the youth of Sonoma as much as this? Will they be in it for the long term? As a result of in order for you actual change, systemic change, that’s what it takes. For those who’re on this wrestle, you then’re in it for a lifetime. That’s the fact for bringing about actual change my younger buddies, and it’s now as much as you and your era. Si se puede.
— Will Shonbrun, Boyes Springs