Ben & Jerry’s, an ice cream chain, adapted to the pandemic by taking chairs outside on the sidewalk that maintained physical distancing. As the movement for racial justice spread nationwide and stretched into the eighth day on June 3, the company’s founders took a powerful stand that can inform the country’s direction. They called for the dismantling of white supremacy and for finding ways to “grapple with the sins of our past”. Their shop, open amidst closed businesses in Calhoun Center, stands as a metaphor for what could come if everyone takes a stand.