This month, I will be celebrating nine months of being a Community Organizer at Power U Center For Social Change (Power U). This has been a journey of extreme growth, challenges, as well as trial and error. I’ve sharpened my organizing skills by canvassing in the community and deepening my understanding of the local political[…]
Highlander Research and Education Center also known as the Folks School, was founded in 1932 by Myles Horton. Throughout the years, Highlander has become a meeting place that brings people of color and white allies together to challenge white supremacy. This year I attended the Seeds of Fire Legacy Tour which brought together youth leaders[…]
We’ve grown. Significantly. _________ In April we announced our leaders, Hashim and Ruth, would be transitioning from their respective roles at Power U. While we are saddened to see them go, we are also excited about the future. With this excitement we are pleased to publicize how much Power U has grown! Finding a new Executive[…]
It is with both excitement and heavy hearts that we, Ruth and Hashim, announce that we will both soon be transitioning out of our respective roles as Lead Organizer and Executive Director of Power U. Beginning this June, Ruth will be dedicating her time to birth justice work, expanding her role as a doula. Hashim[…]
On December 6th and 7th of 2015 the work of Power U was the main topic of discussion in a two-part series on the University of Miami’s student radio station. Click here to go to WVUM’s website and listen to the shows.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Dear Superintendent Carvalho, We submit this open letter, on behalf of all the Power U youth from across Miami Dade County, to you, the School Board, and the rest of the District’s staff. We also hope that this letter reaches community members, organizations, activists that want to see social justice and[…]
Click here to listen to the full audio on The Take Away’s Website Imagine your town without police officers. Would you be more frightened or more at ease in your community? It was a thought experiment that community members in Liberty City, a predominantly black neighborhood in Miami with a long history of policing issues, toyed around[…]
As seen on the WLRN website October 27th, 2015: by Nadege Green Imagine a community without police. That’s the topic of a workshop in Liberty City Wednesday (Oct. 28). Organizers say this workshop is in response to national and local conversations happening right now around policing in communities of color. But beyond examining the current[…]