On Wednesday, we had another amazing (Young Adults Transitioning to Adulthood) YATTA Rising Wellness Core class taught by the passionate and knowledgeable Zion Thomas. This week was a continuation of his class series called Deep Blue which focuses on the effects of policing.
For a check-in this week, Zion had us look up the meaning of our names and the root words in our names. In this class, we learned the root words for Abolish and Police. Then we had a discussion of the feelings that come to mind when you hear the words abolish the police. We also learned/discussed real activism versus diet Activism. The final activity for the class was to look at the city’s real budget. Then we each decided on the top three areas that are most important to us. A common top three were Housing/Homelessness, Public Health, and Refugee and Immigrant Affairs.