How are you processing the violence in D.C. that unfolded Wednesday?

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud.
Julio Cortez | AP Photo

Violence and chaos erupted at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, as a pro-Trump mob stormed the building as Congress met to certify the results of the presidential election.

As many of us watched the breaking news unfold, we wanted to know: How are you talking to your family and friends about what you’re seeing? How are you processing it all?


  • Resmaa Menakem is a national expert on cultural trauma. He is a licensed independent clinical social worker and founder of Justice Leadership Solutions in Minneapolis. He's also the author of "My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies."

  • BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, known as Dr. B., is a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults. She is the president and founder of Brakins Consulting & Psychological Services and the executive director of African American Child Wellness Institute, Inc. Both are in Plymouth, Minn. 

  • Qorsho Hassan is the 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year and a fourth-grade teacher at Echo Park Elementary in Burnsville.

Use the audio player above to listen to the program.

Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS.

Before you keep reading ...

MPR News is made by Members. Gifts from individuals fuel the programs that you and your neighbors rely on. Donate today to power news, analysis, and community conversations for all.