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Karon Tyler

I attend meetings to make positive change

It’s knowing that I/you can make changes. It’s the idea that not sitting on the sidelines and getting off your butt and doing something in a positive way. It’s really great to see its fruitful. Then you go and show people it can be done. Empowering other people. People of color don’t like meetings, and that’s where the decisions are made. Have to attend to have impact. People don’t believe I’m shy, but I knew I had to speak up to make a difference. Having a voice is important.

I attend meetings to make positive change. To know what’s going on. To know if they’re going to make a street one-way, that affects me. Then pass information along. Encourage others to attend meetings affecting their neighborhood, their lives. Take someone with you!