1 June 2020   Leave a comment

One of the wonderful benefits of teaching at a place like Mount Holyoke College is that I get to work with individuals with extraordinary talents. One such person is Jenna Ruddock who just completed her law degree i Washington, DC. She is a gifted photographer and she posted one of her photographs from the demonstration in DC last night which I think captures the uncertainty and agony in which the country currently finds itself.

This is a self photo taken by Jenna after she had been tear gassed. Here is her comment to the photo:

“What it looks like when a country tear gasses its own citizens, including a whole group of journalists.

“Deeply grateful to the protesters who grabbed my arm and led me out because I couldn’t see, and poured milk and saline solution over my eyes, nose, and mouth, being careful not to douse my camera.”

We are indebted to all the journalists like Jenna who are enduring a lot of pain so that we can see the truth. May their courage be sustained.

Posted June 1, 2020 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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