Carmen of Miami, FL writes:
I am a filmmaker and writer and recently moved back to my hometown of Miami to find it’s become a vibrant and progressive city full of immigrants that know anything is possible.
Since being in Miami I’ve also done some teaching artist work and I’ve noticed kids extremely aware of bullying. They reject or embrace it depending on their peers. I think adults follow suit.
Bullying is something that permeates every issue for me. It doesn’t allow for honest, fact driven discourse which leads to ineffective and dangerous policy choices and votes.
I think we need to learn how to be civil so that we can build a truly civl society which attacks its problems with a clear mind and imaginative solutions.
Ultimately, I want all of our communities to feel heard and accounted for. I just know everybody thrives when they feel listened to. I know we can do better.
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