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Sharon Brisolara

Sharon Brisolara is a monthly Op-Ed columnist for Shasta Scout.

Sharon's Latest Articles

Opinion: Who Was Responsible For Uvalde? All Of Us.

Societal issues emerge through a confluence of societal factors shaped by individuals. We exist in communities, we share society, and together, we make America what it is. That’s why effective solutions to the social problem of mass shootings must address the interconnected societal factors that lead to gun violence.
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Opinion: Gender, And the Words We Use, Matter

After losing someone she loves to suicide this fall, Sharon Brisolara reminds the community of the dangers of stigma and the power of acceptance. The words we use, including our choice to use appropriate pronouns, are powerful. Brisolara explains why.
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Public Remembrances

In this era of information silos and distrust of sources that seem to offer political views different from our own, the purpose of remembrance can also be to assert that events actually happened and that they were significant.

In the End It Is the Questions that Will Save Us

Powerful questions have been behind social innovations of all types: from Impossible Burgers to marriage equality. Below all such inquiry lies our grappling with the kind of society we want to have. Engaging in this process is fundamental to a functioning democracy.

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