Civil Rights and Racial Justice

The struggle for civil rights and racial equality is not just about knocking down centuries old monuments, it is also about calling out and pushing back on the laws and policies of today which continue to harm marginalized communities.

Racism did not end with the Civil Rights Act of 1965, just as homophobia did not end with the legalization of gay marriage. While we celebrate how far we have come, we must continue to be vigilant and proactive in shaping our laws to honor, protect, and grow the diversity of this city.

  • Continue to support more funding for LGBT services within the BOE and more staff to address the needs of our students.
  • The Commission on Human Rights needs more support across the board in funding and staff so it can actually complete and broaden its mission.
  • Looks to our leaders in Washington DC to finally deliver reparations for slavery, and will work with all communities in the district to find ways to fight the long reach of racism in our society.
  • Will work to build relationships across all neighborhoods in the district to work to create deeper dialogue in order to address the increase in hate crimes in our community.