FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 8 7 FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 8 7 O N A BRISK AND RAIN-DRIZZLED SATURDAY in Pittsburgh this fall, the sketchy details of yet another mass shooting on American soil buzzed on cellphone news feeds and blared over televisions and car radios. For those trying to sort through the early reporting, it was agonizingly familiar — a gunman steeped in white suprema- cist ideology had gone on a bloody rampage. For the region’s residents, the news of 11 dead and six injured — including four police officers — during Shabbat services at a Squirrel Hill synagogue was a shock to the soul of the city. This was not a terrorist attack in a major metropolis, or on a military base, or at a popular tourist spot in a foreign country. It was happen- ing “around the block,” or “a few miles away” in what actually was Mister Rogers’ neighborhood, in the sanctuary of a place of worship. And it was the second time in a year that hometown Pittsburgh made national news for landing on a “Those Places” list. FIRST WE BIND THE WOUNDS, AND THEN... CONFRONTING THE HUMAN COST IN A YEAR OF POLARIZATION, PROFILING AND FEAR OF THE OTHER