Public discussion requires a safe space to speak, listen, learn


Part of the reason that I participated in the Womxn’s March on Saturday is that I feel that ignoring, dismissing, and even ridiculing opposing viewpoints is being normalized in the current political climate.

After returning home, I read Saturday’s Record article about the sanctuary city proposal and was appalled by references to community members’ concern about dissenting publicly. There are many ways that Langley could choose to confirm its stance against injustice and intolerance. The best way is the one generated by a discussion that is a safe space for our community to speak, listen, and learn.