Let's Say Black Lives Mattered

A Penn professor and novelist on what life would be like if we could see the sacred in each other

By Lorene Cary

This article was originally published by The Philadelphia Citizen. You can view the original story here.

Someone has slit in half the 30-foot-long Black Lives Matter banner outside our St. Luke and the Epiphany. For the second time.

This summer, four of our #VoteThatJawn interns danced a TikTok in front of that banner. I videotaped them with my phone from across the street. Cars passed between us, and they looked very like they were in a movie. It felt like a movie. One girl was still in high school, one in community college, West Chester University, and UPenn. Different young bodies, moving, because youth is movement and freedom is movement.