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.

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