Reflecting Forward

Dear friends,
We stand on the brink of a reset – one I know we all look forward to. However in looking forward, let us also hold on to the lessons that 2020 taught us about the things that really matter and the importance of flexibility and resilience. With your help, JRPC kept all our staff employed. We transitioned to an online store, a successful online auction, zoom meetings and even an online discussion series that has attracted people from all over the state. 2020 gave us time to reflect on what we do, how we do it and why.

Our Coordinating Council has taken advantage of this time to really look at our policies and programs to ensure they are inclusive and effective. And we are turning our sights to the JRPC of the future – what will it looks like, how will it be the same and different. Here’s where you come in. Pete Seeger said that participation was what would save the human race. I invite you to participate with us in visioning the JRPC of the future. Send us an” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>email and let us know what you value most about our work over the years and what ideas you have for the JRPC you want to see in the distance. Better yet, stop by the luminary peace sign in Caras Park tonight, make your wish and let us know your thoughts! You are the most important part of this Center and we thank you for your support and your contributions as we all reflect forward.

There are years that ask questions, and years that answer them. .. Zora Neal Hurston

Stay hopeful and be safe…Betsy