“Committing to the five community practices also allows me to be a part of something greater. I know that I am not alone in administering these practices,” says Charisse Hart, CEO of Ready for School, Ready for Life.
Malachi McMillan went to ANYTOWN in 2019. He just graduated from Southwest Guilford High School and will attend UNC-Charlotte in the fall of 2021. Here’s what Malachi had to say about ANYTOWN and how it shaped his senior year and college plans.
Black lives matter. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tony McDade. Ahmaud Arbery. We speak their names. We are outraged and grieving for them. To those who are hurting, who are raising your voices in protest and actively fighting back against oppression: we see and support you. Black Lives Matter. Today and every day.
If we can’t talk to each other with civility and respect, we won’t be able to find the common ground we need to live and work together. Here’s why we’re asking you to sign your name to the community practices in NCCJ’s new Open Minds, Respectful Voices initiative.
COVID-19 isn’t affecting everyone equally. We must work together to achieve a comprehensive, inclusive, and equitable response that addresses the root causes of these inequities and engages those who are most impacted.