Tonight, my family is doing BLM chat via Zoom. My cousin in California and a niece in Seattle are setting it up. I am not sure how many of us will show up. I and my mom will be there. We hope not to say too much, as Canadians and also as older people. I would like my younger nieces and nephews to lead the discussion.
Well, it was a pretty small gathering. Usually, these family zoom meetings consists of 30+ people, but about only 7 showed up for the discussion. But my niece who has really become passionate about the cause said she has talked to her cousins one-on-one and told me that they are just as passionate, some even attending protests.
A cousin of mine said one of his sons went to the protests and registered to vote, as he just turned 18. That motivated my cousin to register to vote for the first time. I have to admit I was shocked when he told me he never voted before. Well, better late than never. My mom was the only elder at the zoom call. She just sat quietly knitting. I talked more than I was intending as there were fewer of us, but I'm also an opinionated Canadian.
But it was all for the best. Zoom with all of us can be so chaotic. We intend to do another one two weeks from now.