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"The People" Community outreach organization

Organized by: Shavionn smith

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We, "The People", Will reflect the cultural diverseness that is America. The People will be as unique as America. will be as driven as America. The People will have not be as segregated as America. There will be NO walls built to separate us. there is a seat at the table for EVERYONE from ALL walks/talks of life. "The People" was only an idea two weeks ago. after months and months of liking/sharing posts about police brutality, mass incarceration, systemic racism/biasism, Black Trans fatalities, the lack of funding inner-city "urban" schools, & the myth of black-on-black crime. I thought how do can we start having REAL conversations about these REAL issues. how can we take the power from comment-trolls who are only seeking to antagonize,rather than seek to understand & feel vulnerable. although we are a very new, fresh group of people who are still in its brain-storming phase, we would love to hit the ground running. yet we know perfection is in the preparation. We have so many ideas. Our monthly, if not bi-weekly, meetings will touch on different topics every meeting. Police brutality/reform, Mass Incarceration. Womens' Health. LGBTQIAP issues. What the "Blue Lives Matter" Bill is protecting. THE MURDERING OF UNARMED AFRICAN AMERICAN CITIZENS. The Preschool-to-prison pipeline. immigration. Colorblindness. The expectation is to create a very safe space for people to come and express their views, not their ethnicity's views,but theirs views and life experiences to better understand one another on a personal basis. Without having a date for our first meeting we've already lined up speakers who have expertise and knowledge regarding specific topics. as well as other community leaders because we would like to be unified with other organizations. In the long run, what will separate us from other organizations is our desire to commit ourselves to the community. we will hold book-reading sessions for the youth. we will work to clean up impoverished neighborhoods. we will walk kids home from bus stops in gang riddled neighbors. There are kids whom have lived in Chicago all of their lives and have never been to the lake. these are moments and memories I believe our organization can & WILL provide. trips to the movies, planetarium,library. Along with the public seeing us as the activist DEMANDING social & systemic change, we will also do our best to create a safe, enjoyable Chicago for the youth. being that we are still in our beginning stages of a potential life-long organization, everything is being paid for out of pocket. your beautiful donations will cover chair rental, snack pantry/water, paper/pens. printer&ink. speaker fees. van&gas rentals for future trips.shirt/web/brochure design

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