WE 365: Youth Voices on Racial Unity
“Hi, my name is Alexis Cammack. I am currently a sophomore at the University of Louisville studying Criminal Justice with hopes of becoming a lawyer.
I’ve always been passionate about social justice especially racial justice. I was born into a mixed race family, which made finding my personal identity harder than normal but certainly a blessing. I had to face the fact that I was a black woman living in a white mans world. But I wasn’t alone in my journey, I had my family both white and black teaching me the ins and outs of this unjust world and how to survive ! Because of my family, I see the world through a unique lens, a polarized lens !
My passion is helping those who have lost their voice due to the cruel realities of our world. When I was a senior in high school I wrote a poem book, Dear Oppression, about social injustices – sexism, racism, homophobia, the climate crisis, and the immigration crisis – so people could read about the harsh realities minorities live in through a teenagers perspective. During the past few weeks I have been out in the streets protesting for justice for Breonna Taylor by convicting those officers who murdered her and demanding the police be defunded. And, later this week I will be leading a panel discussion about racism with some of my peers for WE Day Kentucky !
Tune in for the panel discussion on July 8th. This discussion could change your view on things, educate you, or even inspire you so TUNE IN !!”