Creating Change Day 3! The day started off great. I woke up anxiously anticipating the day ahead not exactly knowing what workshops I would attend. However, once I finally figured out were I was going , I headed over to the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC). Even though I arrived a few minutes late the workshop was very informative. As soon as I walked in they were at the end of a conversation, that was already in progress, but I did catch the question that was possed. The question at hand was “How do we obtain organizations such as NBJC and other relatable organizations on our college campuses?” Me personally, I thought this was an extremely important topic to discuss, coming from a PWI in Columbia, South Carolina, I found it rather interesting to hear what exactly was going to be said. The response to the question was simple, yet profound. We are the CHANGE, it sounds cliche, right? But it’s true, we must take action on our own campuses if we wish to see change in and around our communities.
One significant thing I will say was pointed out is that, the work won’t be easy and the road will definitely be long! However, again we must create the atmosphere for change to take place. I’m a strong believer in the scripture “Faith without works is DEAD.” So we continue to sit around and wait on someone else, then what will we ever accomplish? President Barack Obama stated “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers & sisters are treated like anyone else under the law… for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” That statement speaks volumes to the world as well as the LGBT community, it’s time that we stop waiting on others to start the process, when we can start it ourselves!! The NBJC is a great organization, I was extremely excited with all the information, and handouts I recieved. I realize that I now posses the information, needed to continue on the path that’s already been set for me. But it’s up to me as to whether I progress or fail.
Until next time.