For Black History Month 2019, MetroMorphosis will do weekly tributes to African American figures and/or movements that align with the core principles of our organization and its programming. Focusing on the pillars of social advocacy (Urban Congress on African American Males in Baton Rouge), education (Our Schools Our Excellence), economic empowerment (Launch BR) and urban transformation (MetroMorphosis in general), these posts will highlight past and present Black contributors to culture.
Today’s spotlight is on the Know Your Rights Camp, a free campaign for youth founded by former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, designed to raise awareness on higher education, self empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios. Kaepernick who was famously barred from the NFL in the aftermath of protesting racial injustice and police brutality has raised millions of dollars to aid in various civic and social causes. The Know Your Rights Camp goal is to to help build a stronger generation of people that will create the change that is much needed in this world. The camp instills 10 basic principles to its participants which are:
The right to be free, the right to be healthy, the right to be brilliant, the right to be safe, the right to be loved, the right to be courageous,
the right to be alive, the right to be trusted, the right to be educated and the right to know their rights.
Image from knowyourrightscamp.com
Similar to Know Your Rights Camp, the work of MetroMorphosis is rooted in transformative goal-setting and a set of steadfast principles to be of best service our constituents. We understand that to be #BlackInProgress is a consistent effort of elevation and an ongoing re-imagining of what can produce best outcomes for urban communities.
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