Public Kinship is the willingness to publicly assume responsibility and to act out the phrase “love thy neighbor as thyself.” It is an acknowledgement that we are a family and we act accordingly. How can we develop a framework to make these values real and applicable to all?
The coronavirus continues to devastate communities around the world. Given the immensity of the damage and the colossal investment needed to repair it, ensuring that our responses enhance the capacity – the resilience – of communities and regions to respond to future challenges and disruptions is imperative.
As we think how to open the country, we ask: How will we know what is safe? How will we structure the workplace? How will we educate our children? We need to give as much thought to what we will reimagine, or even just imagine, as the common good in American life and our relationships – one human to another.