When the political discourse is shredded by an unreason and hatred so deep
that vulgar abuse seems normal, disaffection rules…
This is precisely the time when artists go to work.
There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity,
no need for silence, no room for fear.
We speak, we write, we do language.
That is how civilizations heal.
I know the world is bruised and bleeding,
and though it is important not to ignore its pain,
it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence.
Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge—
even wisdom. Like art.
Your unwavering support hoists us up to use the law as a kind of art.
Thank you for continuing to build a just and hopeful community with us. We are proud and grateful to share our collective achievements in our 2019 Annual Report.