April 15 started out as an interesting day. By noon, I had already talked to The Barefoot Contessa on the phone (no really, it was a weird morning), did a ton of work for our end of the year leadership banquet and had been tracking one of my student leaders as she ran the Boston Marathon. I was thrilled to see her cross the finish line.
Within hours, all of us in the city had been shaken to the core. Things were rearranged and altered.
In the coming days, students, faculty and staff across the city of Boston reacted with a swift and sure hand, despite our general unease and confusion. We reacted with care, compassion and creativity. We reacted in the best way we could to help each other.
Today, three staff members from three Boston-area institutions want to tell this story. I want to share how three Emerson students started a movement called Boston Strong and in turn, started a healing and grieving process none of us expected. My friend Gordon wants to share how Boston University altered and evolved an admissions event by using social media when the city was on lockdown. My friend Amma wants to share how students at her college made their response expectations loud and clear.
The three of us want to present at Austin’s South by Southwest EDU. To do it, we need you to log on to their site and vote for us.
Take a few minutes and register at the SXSW PanelPicker and give us a comment and an upvote.
We want to share this story. It’s a story worth sharing.
Listen to Robin Thicke.