Each year, The Association of Junior Leagues International publishes an Annual Review that examines the impact our Leagues and League members have had over the past year.
The 2015-16 report, A Light in the Dark: Championing civil discourse in times of unrest, looks at the events that played out that year, with one issue in particular. An issue that has touched every one of our communities, either on the ground, or in our collective hearts and minds. It has reminded us that we live in a time where the effects of fear, discrimination and injustice don’t just play out over the course of a generation. They can bloom seemingly out of nowhere like wildfires, igniting communities into scenes of crisis, leaving millions of scared and angry people to wonder: What do we do now? How do we mend these wounds? And who will lead us to peace?
These questions are as important today as they were for that year. Read the full report here.