Education affects everyone; how do you show support for education for all?
To the Editor: As we conclude a historic election that has the United States counting on youth to take action now more than ever, I would like to share my experience with a woman who has supported education and put her faith in the youth of our community for years.”
On an afternoon in May, I parked my car outside the West Chester Historical Society. After walking into a large room full of round tables, ten seats at each one, I began helping the Mayor set up for a new event- a creative one that intended to encourage table talk. Soon enough people came pouring in one after the other, finding themselves sitting next to neighbors and friends and strangers. As Mayor Carolyn Comitta introduced the event and her reasoning behind it - to build a stronger, more grassroots driven, and cohesive town where the governance listens directly to the people - I felt joy flow through my whole body. I wanted to get up and applaud her right then and there while also spewing the ideas I had. But I sat quietly.
One by one as questions were posed and discussions were had, community members stood up and voiced their opinions. I knew I had some conversation starting