Within 45 minutes on Tuesday, April 20, Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd, and 700 miles away, a police officer killed a 15 year old named Ma’Khia Bryant.

Just a few weeks ago we celebrated the holiday of Passover, which tells the story of the ancient Jewish peoples’ escape from Egypt and enslavement. It’s the story of exodus, and it’s a story that in my home changes each year to reflect the current forms of oppression we all face, and surely, some face more than others.

Among other prayers, we sing Dayenu. Dayenu translates to “it…

Ray Levy Uyeda

Bay Area based writer and poet. Retweets: @raylevyuyeda

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