Peace on the Left, Justice on the Right: Do You Know Your Local City Officials?

Peace on the Left, Justice on the Right: Do You Know Your Local City Officials?

“Peace on the left and justice on the right,” were amongst many resonating words spoken by civil rights leader Reverend Kevin McCall of Brooklyn, NY, and Terrance Floyd (George Floyd’s younger brother) on Monday, June 1, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN. While visiting the tragic scene of his dear brother’s passing, it was with pain and conviction that Terrance Floyd aimed to send a message to rioters and looters of the world, to stop the fires, stop the violence, and educate yourself, “he would not want you all to be doing this.”

Terrence Floyd, Minneapolis, MN speaks to a group on-site where his brother George Floyd was killed by police one week ago. Image by Getty Images.

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Terrance Floyd stated, “Let’s do this another way, let’s stop thinking our voice don’t matter and vote. Not just for the president, but for the preliminaries…for everybody.” Do you know who your city officials and leaders are in your community? If you’re interested in making a change, start with knowing who your leaders are and voting for those who support justice and equality. In the case that they do not exist, help change the paradigm. George Floyd’s daughter said, “Daddy changed the world”, and so can we.

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Reverend Kevin McCall holding Terrance Floyd as he speaks to gathered group in Minneapolis, MN Monday, June 1, 2020 

Where to search government officials in San Antonio, Texas?
If you are interested in learning more about your city officials and those who are serving your district and community, start with the City of San Antonio Office of the City Council page. Here you can read about our mayor, Ron Nirenberg, and the city councilmen and women who are in office now. Amongst these members is African American councilwomen, Jada Andrews-Sullivan of District 2 on the East side of San Antonio, TX. Councilwomen Andrews-Sullivan is on the committee of several departments such as Public Safety, Community Health & Equity, and Community Development to name a few. It is important to educate yourself on who is representing your district, your city, and state to make long term change toward equal rights and justice. To read more about our city council, agendas and meetings visit the City of San Antonio Calendar. To look up your local, County, State, and Federal representative, as well as other useful information, be sure to use the map by zip code tool at My Bexar Community Dashboard. As Terrance Floyd stated on Monday, June 1st, “educate yourself and don’t let know one tell you who’s who. Know who you are voting for!”

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Image and artwork by Xena GoldmanCadex Herrera, Greta McLain, Niko Alexander, and Pablo Hernandez

As you walk the streets in our city and gather together in peaceful protesting, with your peace sign on the left and justice fist on the right, we hope you use this same passion and conviction toward taking action in your community. We see you, we hear you and we stand with you. Be sure to keep reading as we release other ways in which you can help support African American owned businesses during this time.

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Kaia is a Trendsetter Member of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative currently learning about online fashion media and content creation through its mentorship opportunity. A fashion and music entrepreneur who is local at heart with an international outlook, Kaia Dublin is a Texas digital influencer, and fashion blogger who enjoys expressing herself with trendy-chic looks for the women on the go! Kaia also has a background in behavior health, working with children and families with special needs. Most recently she has been modeling and styling campaigns for her local fashion community and enjoys her position with Style Lush TV as their Fashion Services Coordinator.