This week we are highlighting CTUL members of Future Fighters and their reflections of the historic uprising last summer, their leadership in the community, and how to build a future where everyone is free from police violence.
First, we have Vinee Adams, CTUL member, George Floyd Square caretaker, and poet:
“Last summer was very overwhelming. Being in alignment with so many Black people and Black youth and elders was powerful. I was amongst protesters, I was amongst caretakers, with so many different perspectives. I had so much love in my heart and my spirit with how we stood together. That was historical. I was angry, I was grieving, I had people uplifting me, it was so good to have so many people feel the way we felt.
Resources are vital for our community. If we have more resources, youth led orgs, economic stability, worker protections, that keeps us safe. People are products of their environment.
Black women have always been leading. Sometimes we’re just in the background or not uplifted. Our leadership has always been innate in us. There’s leaders whose names we don’t even know but who continue to lead.
The marathon continues.”