“I am committed to seizing this moment to make Minneapolis more just and equitable .Â We must dismantle the long standing racist and systems that not only include criminal justice, but also encompass education, healthcare and housing.
I recognize that in order to accomplish that we will need to be united to make sure that those who wish to maintain the status quo know that they cannot just wait us out. I recognize that white supremacy is a white problem that must be addressed by white people.
I must listen, read and seek to learn from people whose experience is different than mine.Â Specifically, I will seek out the voices of people of color and indigenous people.
I commit to dialoguing with fair minded white citizens who are just beginning to understand how badly broken our systems are so that they too can become part of the solution rather than sitting on the sidelines.Â Specifically, I will continue organizing my group of friends who met last year to organize support for black activists inÂ retiring their collective student debt.”
–Alice Johnson, KFNA Board Member
This week, KFNA Staff and Board of Directors have made commitments to one another to how we will, both as individuals and as an organization, create a more just Minneapolis.Â We are calling on community members, to do the same and submit an audio recording of their commitments to action, over the following week, in response to the question above.Â There are four ways for you to share your commitments:
1) Call and leave a message @ 612-234-1867
4) Send a written or voice message via the mobile Facebook messenger app to The Kingfield Neighborhood Association
Submission Length: Please keep your answers to 60 seconds or 200 words (if written)
Submission Deadline: Friday June 19th @ 9pm