On the day we celebrate the end of slavery, @HouseJudiciary is holding the first-ever hearing on reparations. I’m proud to co-sponsor #HR40 and believe in order for this country to atone for the horrific sin of slavery, reparations must be a part of the picture. #Juneteenth— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) June 19, 2019
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Equity is insuring everyone has what they need to be successful
Our ticket structure was built to insure that the most marginalized communities (people of color) are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community (Black Detroit).
Affording joy and pleasure is unfortunately still a privilege in our society for POC and we believe everyone should have access to receiving such.
We've seen too many times orgasmic events happening in Detroit and other POC populated cities and what consistently happens is people outside of the community benefiting most from affordable ticket prices because of their proximity to wealth.
This cycle disproportionately displaces Black and brown people from enjoying entertainment in their own communities.
As an Afrofuturist youth lead initiative the voices of our youth inform our resistance.
Here's what they have to say
"If you don't see my Blackness, you don't see me. Periodt!"
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