Oxy in New Orleans
Solidarity, Not Charity

Self-Reflection

Over the past three weeks my awareness of systems, ingrained “isms”, and solidarity has grown magnificently and because of that, I got comfortable here. But yesterday I spent my morning fund-raising in the French Quarter ($$) and my afternoon canvassing in the polar opposite: the lower ninth ward.

Being in the two contrasting neighborhoods of the same city snapped me back to the reality that the issues here are not isolated, and that with my new knowledge, it is my duty to implement what I have learned at home.

Though the thoughts of how, where, and when I will be able to translate my new awareness into effective change is overwhelming, I have faith that this group will always inspire itself and others.

My mission is to take this trip and its lessons back home to Los Angeles and invest in my community.

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