Saturday, July 9, 2016

On the Road: Kyla Garcia of Los Angeles #DismantlingWhiteousness

Currently, we are in Taos, NM.  Kyla Garcia messaged us from Los Angeles to send this passionate and poignant reading of her piece, You Matter.

More words from Kyla: At the heart of all humanity, YES All Lives Matter. But, the Black Lives Mattermovement started because until black men and women STOP being gunned down without trials or convictions when their murders are caught on camera, then we must remind each other that our African-American brothers and sisters MATTER because murder after murder after murder without trial communicates to an entire community of people that their lives don't matter. And the way my friends have to fear for their parents', brothers', sisters', and their own lives every day is not something that ALL people have to go through. To be killed for a missing tail light when you get pulled over by an officer or selling CDs outside of a convenience store...even as a brown, biracial woman is not something I have to fear. But my black friends do. Until they no longer have to fear this. I will echo and support and remind them‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬. When that day comes...then we will all remember that we are one. Until then, I'm here to keep reminding and supporting because the system (that we need to transform and change together!) tells us we are not one through blatant Racism and Murder.

Click here to learn more about this video project.

If you'd like Table Setters to facilitate in a town near you, click here.

peace by peace by peace,
+Matthew John Schmitt @matthewjschmitt

1 comment: