Latest in a series of posts responding to the George Floyd killing
Co-sponsor of the “Resolution urging the creation of a Community Engagement Initiative in the City of Bethlehem” Councilwoman Crampsie Smith followed, highlighting her extensive enlightening experience and ending with a strong pledge for life-long advocacy.
- Some misconception about the purpose of this resolution.
- I also attended [like Mr. Reynolds] all the marches and rallies.
- We need to give citizens of this city a voice beyond the rallies.
- It’s a mechanism for the citizens of this city.
- They are the ones who are going to navigate this process.
- I’m hoping we can have a virtual meeting at some point.
- I have almost 40 years of experience working in mental health . . . [etc.] . . . and the majority of the people and students I have worked with are people of color.
- I’ve learned a great deal from them . . . I have tried to open my mind . . .
- This [resolution] is a vehicle by which the citizens can come and express their concerns, and we can work together to try to make changes . . . in all areas.
- Even though I do have white privilege, I have, and I will continue to advocate for people of color, people living in poverty, people who have mental illness, addictions, you name it, I will continue to advocate till the day I die.