It is time for a change. #DefundThePolice #InvestInCommunity #InvestInOurSchools

As Audre Lorde told us “Your silence will not protect you.”

For far too long we have been silent about the things that are wrong with our country and our city. Silent about the racism in our schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods, Silent about the cruelty of our law enforcement system. Silent about the apathy of our courts, legislators, and elected leaders.

It is time for a change.

And now is not the time for incremental change. Now is the time for sweeping, healing, liberatory change!

It takes the hood to save the hood

As, Rudy Corpuz, of United Playaz, always says, “It takes the hood to save the hood.” Rudy Corpuz, Brothers Against Guns, Uncle Damien, and many others remind me that the only way to heal our communities is by investing in them.

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Alison M Collins

Alison M Collins

mom of twins. education nerd. public school warrior. reformed cat-lady. amateur urbanist. social justice addict. BLERD. & most recently Board of Ed Commissioner