On the Shaarei list, you asked that friends post here ideas about honoring Sheila's memory through discussion of a specific set of issues dear to her, and also about how to open minds and hearts to its importance: "to open hearts, not just minds, to address the crushing need for fair and affordable housing in Newton and beyond. The second goal is to bind together those hearts to stimulate positive, broadly supported, economically profitable action in the residential development arena."
I'm afraid I don't have any original thoughts on that, at least not at the moment. I would like, however, to introduce you to Beila Perlhefter, who lived in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. She came to my mind when you invoked, at Stanetsky's and repeated in your last journal post, the metaphor of the sun that is always there, though we sometimes cannot see it, because Beila, drawing on Kohelet, used that same metaphor in describing her own family's great tragedy. She also hated the haughtiness and closed hearts of some of the wealthy of her society. My translation of her writing, at the link copied below is not elegant, and it can be hard to follow her logic (in the original as well). Her situation was quite different from yours. In addition to the tragedy she suffered, she worried -- I think -- about her family's reputation. But there might (or might not) be something here either of comfort to you or useful in spurring thought about social justice.
I don't see a way to post a link, but you can copy & paste: https://fordham.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1112&context=emw
Our prayers for healing are still with you, Lee,