A Four Part Blog dedicated to PrYSM; 10 Years of Peace, Love, and Justice!!
What a decade? 10 years of ”Peace, Love, & Power” has gone by right before us. Is there something we’re missing besides the fact that it’s been that long already. Do we really have time to reflect upon what has been done when our road to a brighter future just began to pave out in front of us. This unimaginable burden has now been placed on our shoulders after we said farewell to our leader, for now at least. This challenge is something we made an oath to get rid of. By striving steady and working hard since day one as a community, as people under the same hope of changing the world one day at a time. To me it feels like we’re all just getting started…
I’ve only been a part of this colossal movement for about 2 and a half years now. The impact it has had on me was dramatically outrageous in a good way. I think it’s safe to say it has had a similar impact to others who have encountered PrYSM, and the impact could be far greater than it has had on me- but that’s just me sharing my deepest thoughts.
We’ve come a long way, from tackling issues that we see as very problematic within our neighborhoods from South Side to the heart of the West End District. We have fought against deportation. Having to leave your family behind whether male or female, sometimes a child is something to discuss immediately especially if there’s a chance of saving some one’s family for their sake.
We take immigration policies and issues with a great interest. Taking a caravan hundreds of miles from Rhode Island to Arizona just to show how much these issues really do affect us; whether it doesn’t necessarily targets us as an individual. But who says we can’t imagine the emotional strain it has on people who really get singled out by these laws.
So I would like to think speaking from a member in an organization perspective, that as long as there are things conflicting with the lives of people who make up our community, your community, we will always fend off these bad entities that destroy the core meaning of what a community stands for. 10 years of ”Peace, Love, Power” and running for another decade, century, maybe even a millennium all because of this world that we live in needs change now, and we’re just a few of numerous activists, sisters, brothers, and children who have taken the initiative into making this dream a reality. So when I reflect upon what has happened over the last decade I say “What a decade!‘”
To be continued.