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RWPCS MEETS THE ILLUSTRIOUS STACEY ABRAMS

Smiles, laughter & energy inspired by GREATNESS! Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts students had the honor of meeting political leader Ms. Stacey Abrams during the The Brookings Institution Black History Month event, “A conversation with Stacey Abrams: Race and political power in the United States” moderated by Jelani Cobb. Discussing voter suppression, Founder of Fair Fight Action, Stacey Abrams delivered an instrumental and urgent message in which she concisely articulated with vibrancy, authenticity, knowledge, and understanding, the architecture and apparatus used to propagate voter suppression. A dynamic presence coupled with warmth and humor, Ms. Abrams encouraged students to continue to be the voice of change. As a part of Black History Month, the creative work of Richard Wright students, ROXIE films and art, are also on exhibit at Brookings. We greatly appreciate The Brookings Institution for the incredible invitation and opportunity, and Ms. Abrams for inspiring all of us to do the hard work required for real change every day.