I have so much to share from last night’s incredible conversation with Angie Thomas, author of Cville OneBook featured novel The Hate U Give. But as I’m processing it all, I wanted to share this particularly meaningful moment with you: a reminder from one of the best and brightest that while we still have a long way to go, we are making progress. It’s critical to keep the end goal in mind; but we’ll never get there if we don’t stop to recognize and celebrate the steps we take along the way. I’m proud of Charlottesville and I’m so looking forward to more opportunities for listening, learning, growing, and evolving together. Thank you, Angie Thomas!