Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and Public Transportation

The importance of a free and safe public transportation system for all Americans  must not be forgotten. 

So, how do we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us, with a fully inclusive mass transit network or all of us, and build the needed empathy to make that happen?

I believe that Marvin Caplan’s Neighbor’s, Inc. provided part of an answer, a few years ago, which continues with page seven of my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call, and the Preface for the book:

…   diverse heritages in that tense decade after desegregation. At about the same
time, in the same city yet another world away, Dr.s Jean and Edgar Cahn were
pioneering Black-Jewish cooperation, on the social and legal fronts. Both DC
families, old and new, drew on the faith which had kept them going, and used
that faith to inspire hope in a new generation, which took up the torch to carry
on the struggle to light the lamp of cooperation across yet more communities.

Page 7″

So, it turns out that  this Preface was intended to give an idea of some of the historic connections to the author with DC, but some more reviews would help me decide that specific.

Page six was last week…

Action Items:

1.) What are your thoughts on the importance of everyone having access to safe and affordable transportation, especially in the context of this global pandemic, and the next one to come?

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how continuing empathy-building cooperation might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking, and inclusive health care, and

4.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at least for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
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Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.   Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם


March, 2021 CE = March 12021 HE

(The last GED lesson 67/67 , and the first lesson 1/67…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Free copies are available at…

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11 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and Public Transportation

  1. We were just talking in the office this morning about the unsustainable cost of cars & truck especially and how automobile manufacturers are becoming “mobility” companies.

    I’ve often felt very limited here in Southeast Michigan from the lack of public transportation in that I HATE trying to find parking in our urban centers and how unnecessary it all is. But the wealthy suburbs made and make sure there’s no cheap method for traveling from the city to the suburbs.

    So in my opinion, until we defeat the fear of the other, there will be no public transportation here that makes any sense.

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    1. Thank you, Sir!
      “until we defeat the fear of the other, there will be no public…”
      lots of things.
      This is why I work so hard to build educational tools for and with empathy.

      Stay safe, and thank you so much for being here, reading, commenting, and caring!

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  2. In my opinion, the pandemic drove home the importance of clean public transit. Without the investment in keeping it clean, it’s a spreader of infectious disease. I just keep thinking about my last subway ride right before everything effectively shut down, the subway fresh and spotless and smelling sanitized, and I remembered thinking that there might actually be some positive change as a result of the pandemic…

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    1. Yes, as with every global catastrophe, from the 1918-9 Flu, to the two world wars and Great Depression in between, there were benefits afterward, as with the better treatment and wages for labour after the Black Death,
      for those who survived…

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    2. The thing is, we human beings are collectively intelligent enough that at this point we should not have to have such catastrophes in order to improve the lives of people.

      We have the ability, the intelligence, and the resources to make life better for every single human being on this planet right now.

      If only we wanted to.

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  3. Our infrastructure once again is at the forefront of our President’s agenda and as you noted it is our “hope in a new generation.” The repairs needed cannot be done overnight. The widening of our interstate in my area alone has been going on for several years now and it was two decades in the making. If we don’t do something now, then when? Thanks for sharing Shira! 😎☺🤗

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    1. Thank you, Kym, exactly: “if not now, when?”
      (and thank you, Rabbi Hillel…)
      Now, people need to understand that it is widening the subway and trolley platforms, rather than the interstates, that will make the biggest difference for all of us in this country, drivers and walkers alike.

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