Black bodies and black neighborhoods have been historically and systematically subjected to a disproportionate level of policing.
In the first few months of launching and running Abernathy, I learned more than I would have in a year of grad school.
"Writing is my therapy. It’s my personal savior. It gives me a platform where my unique ideas and experiences can be expressed, and my fears challenged."
Even with a background in conflict resolution, it takes a concerted effort on my part to re-imagine a society where the "eye for an eye" isn't the norm.
Through speakers, performers and film, we will address gun violence and the police abuse of power with a focus on positive actions that can be taken.
"If someone can read my stories and gain a useful tip or have an idea sparked that will help them on their own path, then I've done my job."