This is Aylan Kurdi. He never lost his humanity. To know his name helps you remember yours.
What you do next determines your current level of bravery...
1. I'm ready to practice humanity
2. I'm fine with remembering it on photographic occasion
Human Literacy is the process of learning and practicing how to be human while learning and relearning how to recognize the humanity of others. The process of becoming literate of humanity makes it impossible to negate anyone's humanity without the expectation of dire consequences (my working definition).
Practicing human literacy is exhausting. If you're barely tired, there is more for you to do.
It's nice to welcome refugees...
1. One hundred children orphaned by the Syrian civil war could find a home in Uruguayan President José "Pepe" Mujica's summer retreat, "a mansion and riverfront estate surrounded by rolling pastures," according to Yahoo News. That would be a welcome sight for any of the hundreds of thousands of refugees displaced by Syria's political turmoil.
2. One of Egypt's richest men has declared he is seeking to solve the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis by purchasing a Greek or Italian island and building a settlement there for hundreds of thousands of refugees.
Welcome them here WHILE addressing the reasons sending them fleeing.