I may not have had ‘individual agency’ when I was 8 but I became an agent of change.
If each person who attended stands up, speaks up and speaks out, and refuses to be a bystander to racism, we move from being non-racists towards becoming anti-racists. Let’s all be agents, let’s all take action, today, not tomorrow.
“It is not enough to be quietly non-racist, now is the time to be vocally anti-racist.” Unknown
We need to check our privilege and we need to commit to being better, to doing better. One thing I am going to commit to continuing to do is calling out all-white line ups.
“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder”.
A butterfly represents transformation. Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life and in many cultures they are associated with our souls. A butterfly is a symbol of resurrection and represents endurance, change, hope, and life.