Here’s a mini-journal of the things that went down (THREAD) --
Picked up the RV with my boy Mike who came for the trip...That’s the homie Buster in the window 😂
Planned a kickoff event in Miami but heard about a prison reform protest in Tallahassee & drove overnight to make it there.
Met w/ Dream Defenders to protest for fair treatment of incarcerated individuals. Was my first time on the front lines. Empowering feeling to be apart of! ✊🏽 Although those in charge wouldn't open a dialogue, we made our voices heard
Tons of roads closed bc of snow so we spent hours on backroads in GA. Weather had the MLK Center closed, but we were able to check out the resources they’ve built for the community around the center.
Left the RV in Atlanta for a day to speak on the @Athletes4Impact panel. Incredible to share the stage with that group! Appreciate Dr. John Carlos for his advice.. won't ever forget that moment. Leaders like him paved the way ✊🏽
Flew back to ATL and drove to Charlotte for the Women's March. Wanted to go last year, so I was hype to make it this time. Our country needs more women in positions of power & leadership. Will always be a huge supporter in their fight for equality
Started the day speaking to classrooms with the Lexington Leadership Foundation. I shared some of my experiences growing up and talked about the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and making positive decisions.
Sat down w these young men from GW CARTER to talk about their obstacles/challenges & offer myself as a resource. I’ve heard from them a couple times and am looking forward to seeing everyone out in Miami!
Toured the Medgar Evers House. He fought for desegregation in MS & was the first NAACP agent in the state. He was assassinated in his driveway by a KKK member. They buried him in Arlington for his contributions to the fight for equality ✊🏽
Worked with an amazing organization @BetterBasics to encourage literacy. Went to a few schools to meet & read to the kids. Encouraged them to keep reading & developing new interests. Hit the field with the kids after for some ball
Walked the Edmund Pettis Bridge. Everything you've read, seen, & heard about the history made there comes forward when you see it. No doubt one of the most powerful places I've visited.
Met w/ Bryan Stevenson (NYU prof & founder of Equal Justice Initiative) to learn about his work in social justice and preserving the memory of those who lost their lives in the fight for equality. Highly recommend his writing.
I want to thank the @NYjusticeleague for helping me put this whole thing together! They introduced us to amazing organizations that are doing special things around the country.