These nights. These days.
Trying desperately to release the need to move. To work. To write.
Trying to create a welcoming space of silence and stillness so you can/will sleep.
Words whip themselves at me and I question what in me maintains these obsolete concepts that defeat us before we begin.
They are just words you say.
Maybe, but mother knows you will say anything to avoid going to sleep.
Last week, CARECEN’s Youth Leadership participants, ages 12-17, discussed the problems with anti-Black racism in the Latinx community, and how it’s us our duty to challenge anti-Black racism even within our own families. In an effort to practice talking about this with our families, students wrote letters to their families on why #BlackLivesMatter. Here is a handful of those letters written by our youth. #youth#youthleaders#blackandbrown#unity#dismantleracism#dismantlewhitesupremacy