This weekend represents something that is very near and dear to my heart; trying to connect our elected officials with the work that is being done within our most vulnerable communities here in Wilmington.
I was born and raised here, went through public school K-12 here, and chose to stay here as an adult. I’ve spent my adult life trying to make a positive impact in my community, focusing on where I live, 19802. The way Black kids grow up in these neighborhoods just expecting to go to prison is heartbreaking, and I have done and will continue to do everything I can to stop children from getting sucked into the school-to-prison pipeline.
I have recently become Executive Director for Pacem in Terris, and with this new platform hope to have even more impact. However, the sad truth is that our city government makes the choices and says where the money is spent, and without their direct support, we can only go so far as individuals. It is the desire for the government to bring the community to the table and work alongside us that has inspired the March for Justice this Sunday, October 10.