Kheya Ganguly

About 300 people gathered at the Brattleboro Common on April 16 for a vigil for Leah Rosin-Pritchard, shelter director at Morningside House, who was slain on April 3.

Grab onto hope and healing

Leah Rosin-Pritchard exemplified acceptance, compassion, warmth, empathy, and love for her fellow humans. It is more important to celebrate her ideals than to focus on those things that we use to divide us.

Thank you for being here today. Thank you for coming out and showing up in the memory of Leah Rosin-Pritchard and in support of Groundworks.

As I struggled to find the words I wanted to say, I realized that words are important as containers for the thoughts and feelings we want to express. Yet at the same time words say so little - they cannot seem to convey everything we are feeling.

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