This statement and associated asks are offered as a means to address the discriminatory treatment of LaSaia Wade and to mitigate any future harm individuals would experience at County Line Orchard because of the identities or disabilities they bear.
I stand in solidarity with Dyke March Chicago. But is it possible to share space with someone you disagree with?
"Although I will no longer be employed by the Evanston Public Library, as an Evanston resident and an advocate for social justice and intellectual freedom, I will continue to work with community members determined to push for full racial equity in library services, collections, hiring, and locations."
Evanstonians and supporters call on Mayor Hagerty to address EPL's contempt for racial equity audit.
Silencing marginalized people/groups and blaming them for any problem is a key function of white supremacy, so why do we keep doing it?
"A fair-minded person would have to ask, why this level of intense and vindictive action now? Why this apparent shoring up of charges, based on manipulations of the facts?"
"My brain is fried and I have so many words that I feel them winding around me like chains of lament, constricting me." So where do we go from here?