We can see evidence of injustice all around us, whether in continuing incidents of racial inequality or in the systemic forces that disenfranchise people and perpetuate poverty. In an age of hashtag and armchair activism, merely raising awareness about injustice is not enough. Author Michelle Warren and her family have chosen to live in communities where they are 'proximate to the pain of the poor.' Proximity changes our perspective, compels our response, and keeps us committed to the journey of pursuing justice for all. Move beyond awareness and experience the power of proximity.