For too long, we’ve convinced ourselves that change will come when someone else figures out how to fix what ails us. But in living systems, there are no silver bullets.
The truth is we need all of us – the trailblazers, the hospice workers, the illuminators, and the protectors – to create the conditions for change.
So take a look around this room. If we want a healthier and more resilient Jamaica Plain, then it’s up to us. The change we wish for will emerge when each of us takes small, local actions alongside people who share our visions and dreams. Join me in being a localist.