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Filmmaker, Organizer, Writer, Political Educator. @ProgIntl || Board @CreativeActs @HeadCount Fmr: Founder/Dir @AMarch4OurLives (he/they)
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Oct 1, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Oct 1st in Las Vegas, a year ago today, there was a massacre that we cannot afford to forget.

20,000+ at the Route 91 concert ran for their lives during Jason Aldean’s performance.

It’s been one year and NOTHING has changed at the federal level. It could happen again TODAY. 58 people shot and killed.

Another 480+ injured.

Mothers, grandmothers, fathers, grandfathers, brothers, sisters, sons, nephews, daughters, nieces, lovers.. the victims ages ranged from 20 to 67.

Some of those injured are still going through surgeries to remove shrapnel.
Aug 28, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
August 28th is an incredibly important day to remember - not just for the elections happening today in Florida, Arizona and Oklahoma - but the history of this day that steers us in the direction of unity.

8/28 carries an incredibly important torch towards justice and equality. August 28th 1833:

The United Kingdom officially abolishes Slavery causing a domino effect. This eventually led to American abolition.
Jul 31, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Last night, my brother and I went to visit the sleepaway camp we would’ve been working at this summer if we were not working to prevent gun violence.

We wanted to surprise our lil sis because it was her last week of camp as a camper and we were supposed to all be there together. As I sat in the prayer service listening to all these kids — Kids I watched grow up as their counselor — I couldn’t stop thinking about the loss of one of our own on Valentine’s Day.

I remembered the reason we’re working everyday is for these kids and kids everywhere to live.
Jul 8, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read

Incase you didn’t know I am one of the organizers for #RoadToChange and we are currently traveling through TX organizing youth meetings, rallies and town halls.

These counter protests at our events are incredibly invited because they allow us to clarify our message. In Dallas the Facebook event for the protest of us had a few hundred people RSVP’d — there were around 20 people standing outside open carrying in protest... When I first walked up I was being harassed by a few protestors.. but one man in a red hat approached me peacefully...