May we not just grieve, but give: May we not just ache, but act. —Amanda Gorman
Dear Jung Center community,
Summer dreams were shattered on July 4th on the North Shore. The shooting at the Highland Park parade was one more incident of senseless gun violence. While our hearts go out to all those who lost loved ones and those who were injured and traumatized by the event, we are left wondering when it will end and what needs to be done. It has been said that the freedom to own and carry guns has taken away the right to feel safe in the schools, shopping, parades, and places of worship that are the cornerstones of everyday life.
This spring season brings us some optimism as we resume some normalcy in our lives. However, we are keenly aware of a distant conflict that is senseless, cruel and devastating to the people of Ukraine. We all have an opportunity to help in small ways; we at the Jung Center will start by donating a percentage of proceeds from our next presentation to Chefs for Ukraine via World Central Kitchen.
It’s a new season and one that we hope finds you all feeling optimistic and staying healthy! As we all adjust to a new normal, the JungCenter is continuing to provide services virtually with the promise of in-person gatherings looming on the horizon. Connecting via Zoom has allowed us a broader reach across regions near and farand this has been a blessing. Still, we continue to experience a collective feeling of relief and exhaustion, joy and grief. The Center aims to provide a space to express these feelings, connect with others and learn new ways to view ourselves and the world.