If you didn’t know the name Amanda Gorman before Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021, we’re certain you do now. On that day, the 22 year old enraptured the nation with her powerful poem, “The Hill We Climb.”
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We are sending a message to lawmakers who represent all citizens of the United States in an effort to modify language contained in the 13 Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. While we acknowledge we are not the first group to formally request a language change, we do acknowledge that this is the time to remedy past wrongs, starting with this simple, yet powerful, change.
Ibram X. Kendi asks, “When did race come for you? Describe in detail your earliest memory when you saw the world through a racial lense.” Elizabeth reflects on this question from Be Anti-Racist: A Journal For Awareness, Reflection, and Action.