We, as ghetto children, recognize that we have been born with an inherent toughness.
One that has enabled us to survive. We now proclaim that survival is not enough. We long to flourish in ways unexpected of us.
Using weapons of non-violence we will overcome barriers with pen and paper, art, dance, poetry, acting and performance.
We will uprise first within our communities, and after everywhere anywhere we find ourselves.
We recognize that we are women men nonbinary mothers fathers teachers students criminal leaders queer straight immigrant native.
Therefore we believe in universal uprisal. Plant your roots firmly, and extend towards the sky. Wherever you are, whoever you are, rise up now.