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Inauguration Day: Being a Light for Each Other in 2021

The road ahead involves all of us, learning and committing to take care of each other. Such was the call from leaders and thought leaders during the 2021 Presidential inauguration.




“For there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it.” - Amanda Gorman, Poet Laureate







"Because here is the thing about life: There is no accounting for what fate will deal you. There are some days when we need a hand. There are other days when we’re called on to lend one. That is how we must be with one another." - President Biden



"We need ... a national education strategy that elevates a curriculum focused on the human condition, critical thinking and the responsibilities we have not only for ourselves but for those around us." - Robin Givhan, Washington Post Senior Critic-at-Large