Please join us in holding Michael's family in the Light.
On a personal note, Michael was a source of inspiration for me. I'll never forget a presentation Michael gave on the War on terror and the human costs abroad and right here in our communities. That one talk changed the lens through which I see local consequences to war and my organizing focus and approach in Atlanta. If I could say something to Michael right now I'd say, "The far and wide impact you've left in your wake in not measurable. Thank you for helping me be a better organizer Michael. You are loved and will be missed by many."
The last time I saw Michael was at an AFSC Wage Peace gathering in Chicago in December of last year. He continued to frame the cost of the military budget as a robbery of desperately needed resources from our struggling communities. Here's a picture of that gathering:
Love & Service,
Below is piece wriited for AFSC's main webpage: