These last few days have been filled with tremendous anger, sadness, reflection and a laser focus on what we must do. I know many of our youth are going through the same range of emotions that I was experiencing. I did no t have to ponder for a long time about the legacy Mr. Floyd would leave behind. We are living his legacy at this very moment.
For each of us who are outraged and feeling the pain over the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Men and Women we are reminded of the reasons and causes for which we must rally. People of all races are marching all over the
Black Lives Matter
demanding equality, justice and respect. On the streets of Detroit, in the midst of this pandemic we peacefully march. We march for equal opportunity, quality health care, better schools and quality affordable housing.
What we cannot do is leave the march and allow our voices of outrage to go silent. As a call to action we encourage everyone to let our actions remain nonviolent. Michelle Obama said, "When they go low, we go high." We insist that you and every eligible person you know is registered to vote. We implore you to vote in every election, local, county, state, federal, block clubs, student councils to assure your voices are heard at
ballot box! Make sure you complete the census that dictate the resources that come to your communities.
Remember it was Darnella Frazier, a 16 year old, who stood her ground and made the recording for the world to see. She motivated action. We are providing opportunities for our young people to speak out and share not only the emotions they are experiencing but to tell us what actions they wish to take and let us know how we can support and help them during these unprecedented times. We want to
HEAR THEIR VOICE!