Thursday, September 2, 2010
I just finished watching the moving documentary, "Crips and Bloods: Made in America", directed by Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-boys).
It was a gloomy reminder of the failure of the government and communities to provide much-needed resources and opportunities to youth. Meanwhile, funding and programs are being taken away from SCHOOLS and the CHILDREN, who are in fact the FUTURE.
Please go to the link below and sign the petition in support of the Youth PROMISE Act. PROMISE = Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support and Education.
"We are a democracy. We have the resources. We're the richest country on earth. It is absolutely outrageous, it is inexcusable, that we have failed to meet the most elementary tasks, of what it means to be fellow citizens and build a community."
"The ingredient is to care about people and to love them."