Anthony Grimes will be with a delegation of Freedom Riders in their second ride to Ferguson, MO from Nov. 28th to December 2nd to join in solidarity with the people of Ferguson who seek to transform their community and nation. This delegation of Freedom Riders hopes to build a stronger Denver and nation together by supporting and relieving Ferguson's clergy & youth leaders and joining with them in non-violent demonstrations.
From October 24th to November 7th, I had the honor of joining 15 other freedom fighters for a two week African Heritage Delegation to Israel/Palestine through the Interfaith Peace Builders. Our delegation was made up of educators, journalists, filmmakers, and several other professions. Much of what we saw troubled us.
I’m with my multicultural family enjoying a Saturday afternoon in a crowded Chick-Fil-A. Suddenly, the 8 year old granddaughter of a renowned suburban pastor, who we know, comes up to us with a strange look.
The girl looks at Erika and boldly says, “I don't understand this,” as she gestures towards the kids and I, “They’re all black and you're white.”