To the editor:
The tribute to Maya was very touching; she used her talent to reach out and touch many. She risked exposing her pain in hope of ending oppressive social situations. In doing this, she expressed not only her pain, but the pain of many.
The letters to the editor and the editorials are evidence that the community recognizes the situation she describes. We recognize that these things are unacceptable and that there is need for change, however we failed to seize the moment then, as we do now, to act and produce change.
I suggest that we take action. Our community leaders and organizations need to set this agenda and work to find solutions. These groups should stop avoiding the difficult task. We should act now.
It appears that Maya was found dead. I do not know the circumstances of what happened but this happens all too often in our community. Those in need, and particular seniors, are left alone at this hour of great need.
Perhaps we can grow as a loving, caring community.