Post from Chad Jones, who has been on the Resource Generation board since 2005 and his work in philanthropy expands access for those historically excluded from the networks of old boys. As a Denver native, the Southwest is dear to his heart.
Thursday was June 10. It was a memorable day for me in two ways. Personally, as I went to hear Silvio Rodriguez perform at Carnegie Hall, which is only his second performance in the U.S. in 40 years according to my partner (with the first time having been the week prior). Publicly, 06/10/10 was historic in that it was 48 days after Arizona Governor Brewer signed bill SB1070 into law as well as 48 days until that bill goes into effect.
As a student of history, I am amazed by the history made in the past seven weeks since SB1070 was signed — the 100,000 marchers on May 29th, the launch of Human Rights Freedom Summer — as well as the history that is yet to be made. An RGer recently asked me, ‘In this moment, what are we supposed to be doing?’ (by we, I understood her to mean both as RGers and as people who believe in justice and human rights).