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958 - From London: Shooting & Reactions to Terror

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - March 12, 2017
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Dear Learning TRENDS Readers and Colleagues:

Hello. I am in London, England right now and the city is in a sense of shock with the terror attack that has just occurred at the Parliament Building.

The details are still coming in and investigations are underway as over 1,000 people are still at Parliament as the incident reaction is happening.

It was a personal shock, coming after a great London opening of our Broadway Show, An American in Paris, that just opened to rave reviews from the press.  We had just finished a meeting of producers, excited about the show and the desire of people to see a show that had heart, light and historical context.

But, when terror happens, we all stop. And, in the age of constant and global media, terror impacts people far and wide.

One personal perspective is that we need to be able to trust the statements of our government leaders, for we are dependent on them for trusted information and content at times of crisis and emergency. 

And, we will need to think about ways in which we can, as individuals, react to terror incidents.  I think of the citizens of London during World War II, who had to adapt to the regular bombing of their city and try to have both an emergency response alongside a sense of “normal”.

The security in London was quick and widespread with detectives in front of this hotel and conversations underway with the thousand people still at the scene.

Flying back to New York tomorrow.  Thoughts, prayers and wonders about our collective adaption to these changing times.  Thanks for listening at a stressful moment.

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Twitter: @emasie 

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