Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Community Town-hall hosted by the Hammer Museum and UCLA

February 8, 2017

Thank you to the Hammer museum and UCLA for hosting a Post-Election Community Gathering and Townhall with Jessica Yellin, former chief White House correspondent for CNN, moderating a panel of organization and community leaders sharing their points of view about the consequences of the election, the confirmation of the new administration, and many other topics. It was enlightening, engaging, and wonderful to see so many people finally involved in their community! What was an rsvp of 100 maximum turned into over a 1000 and people from all walks of life. This is what America looks like and these are her people! Let's continue to walk on the side of right. Everyone has a conscience: it constantly whispers to you day in and day out whenever you are faced with tough choices, crisis of conscience, important matters, and serious struggles. There is always a side of right, and your spirit and conscience knows when you aren't following it because your intuition is always speaking to you. If you do wrong by it and go against your conscience, then guilt will seep in. If you're ignorant to your conscience and go against it without any self awareness, then you're out of touch with yourself. It's time to tap into our intuition and cling to our values that inspired the foundation of this country and to not forget it at this time. We have come a long, long way; I am concerned that some of our leaders in Government are wanting to bring us back to the 1930's, to a time where views were antiquated and women and minorities were discriminated against. Our country is rich because of all the people that inhabit it. So let's continue to Stay prayerful, hopeful, and stay on the side of right. 🙏 I know you'll sleep better at night and in the end of your life when you are faced with your choices, your legacy, how you treated people, and look at the people still around you, you'll either leave this earth with a clear conscience or you won't. With everything happening now in the world, I'm all in favor of creating a spirit of collaboration, tolerance, and mutual respect for the betterment of our children, our communities, our country, and our world. Let's continue to do what we can to teach our kids right from wrong, to do what's right, and stay on the side of the right, the merciful, the positive, and moving forward with mutual respect, wisdom, grace, and understanding. ❤️
"Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others."- Coretta Scott King
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."- Martin Luther King Jr. 

Peace and Love to all,
Panney Wei, C.Ht.
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