Challenges and Opportunities


Sadly, we have witnessed some very tragic events in May. The horrific attack in Buffalo, NY that left 10 people dead and 3 injured (mostly targeting African Americans) at the hands of alleged shooter Payton Grendon, was yet another in a long line of domestic terrorists who harbor White Supremacist ideologies and a blatant disregard for human life.

We are also witnessing the potential overturn of the 1973 landmark Roe vs Wade decision by the United States Supreme Court, which could severely affect reproductive options for many people – particularly black and brown communities as well as any others who may be at an economic disadvantage.

We will continue to monitor all of this closely, as we are all impacted. The lives that were lost in Buffalo and the rights that can be removed by those in our nation’s capital cannot and should not be ignored.

Only together can we push backs these violent waves of racism, extremism, and the continued attempts to enforce specific religious beliefs that undermine our human rights. 
– –
Mandisa Thomas

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