It’s impossible to talk about community development and rebuilding neighborhoods without tackling issues of race, social justice and the deeply-rooted obstacles to equity in America.
For LISC DC’s Adiyah Ali, Black History Month is a time to revisit what’s really required to transform communities—and to redouble our efforts to support change at the grassroots.
During the month of February, I often think about how far we have come as a nation, and how far we have left to go. I also think about whether I am doing enough in my day-to-day work to really make a difference in people’s lives.
For me, Black History month means reflecting on how community work is an essential way to promote social justice for African-Americans. Historically, this has been the case, and it remains so today.