Nothing is impossible in this world, we strive to push ourselves to be the best that we can be. No laws can stop us from this cross-country trek that our brave team began two weeks ago. Moving east where beautiful sceneries leave us wondering what tomorrow will bring, walking next to highway 49 where cars zoom by and garbage pollutes the ditches on the other side. Road kill, animal skeletons and the thought of the highway interrupting nature’s law just like the laws that interrupt human nature. We don’t have the privilege of living single issue lives.
Recently in Chicago, Illinois, The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) saw triumph after years of fighting against two of the biggest polluters, with one being in my hood, Pilsen. It is an immigrant community that is known for it’s culture and activism amongst the many beauties. Now gentrification, deportations, education and educators, and health amongst the many issues are putting our community against a wall exposing the necessity to fight back. Strong leaders are rising to break those barriers, looking beyond them and imagining a new world where laws help better society. We will no longer remain in the shadows of oppression and LVEJO has taught us to be persistent. Educating the community about polluters and how they are effecting our health.
As people of color we don’t have the privilege of living single issue lives.
The day will come when people open their eyes.
LVEJO teaches all movements that we can’t loose hope.
Change is on its way.