Advocates and allies alike embrace the essential beliefs that our lives are interconnected, and that progress is possible.
When we think about our own potential, we believe it to be endless. We must also extend that belief to those beyond our closest friends and family. Our community can create and support opportunities for all children regardless of race or zip code to reach their full potential.
Change is possible, and there are many tools and approaches we can employ as individuals and organizations to drive transformation. We may not have created them, but we are all impacted by the policies and practices of racism in our country and therefore we are all responsible for dismantling the structures that allow it to persist. We must assemble more allies. We must show our work beyond our social media posts. As John A. Powell says, “We must hear other people’s suffering and stories… and ask, ‘How can we build bridges?’”
Remember, being an ally is not an identity, it is a continual process — something you must work at, be intentional about and commit to day-in and day-out.