I went over to Arise this morning to let in the No One Leaves canvassers. Some students were among the crew and one young woman asked me my name. When I told her, she said that her father, Bjorn Claeson, said to say hello!
Bjorn was an intern with Arise more than 15 years ago. The last time I saw his daughter, Hannah, she was just a little girl. Now here she is, standing in our office, an activist in her own right. Bjorn works for SweatFree Communities/Clean Clothes Alliance chapter in Maine. So he hasn't faded away, either.
One enjoyable facet of our longevity as a community organization is seeing the children of our early members carrying the banner.
There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
Franklin D. Roosevelt