Letters to the Editor

Connecting works

In a world too often marred by discord and violence, it helps to have great programs like Connect Miami in our community. We are at a place where senseless violence can be offset by harmony and acts of kindness.

As suggested in Nancy Ancrum’s inspired May 21 oped, “Challenge yourself to connect with a friend you might not know yet,” what better way than to bring people together with Connect Miami? For 10 days, we were invited to participate in meaningful “connection experiences” with people who may be different from us.

During this marvelous community-inspired and community-driven initiative, people could join Syrian refugees for a traditional lunch in Pinecrest, learn about the Anti-Defamation League’s “Read 4 Respect” program at Books & Books, to playing music with Fellows of the New World Symphony at CIC Miami Cafe Space.

It is up to us to leap in and test these waters through Connect Miami and beyond. By enhancing connections with others, we can see how much is shared in our one humanity.

Connie Goodman-Milone,