I nodded, thinking literally "lunch." I am always down for a sandwich or a nice salad. But that's not what he was talking about. He was talking about the interactive lunch counter exhibit where visitors sit at a model lunch counter, put on headphones, and "be" the people who were brave enough to do the sit-ins. To be taunted and shouted at and hit.
An exercise in empathy. And it left me in shambles. I was shaking when I came away from that counter. Shaking and crying and feeling so grateful for all the folks who have risked their lives for equality.
Seriously. Make time to go to this museum. Take a seat at the lunch counter. Let it change your life.
And, ponder this: What is your ethical footprint?
|from an exhibit and The Center for Civil |
and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA