Washtenaw United: 'Survivors Speak' Founder Demands A Future With True Equity And Equality

Mar 8, 2021

Survivors Speak founder Trische' Duckworth
Credit Trische' Duckworth

As WEMU continues to mark Women's History Month, we continue to talk with some of the women working today to building a new and better future.  The Black Lives Matter movement was initiated by women.  Community activist Trische' Duckworth has been a vocal leader of the movement in Washtenaw County.  WEMU's David Fair discussed the journey to activism with Duckworth and the history she hopes to help write and the legacy she wishes to leave on this  week's "Washtenaw United." 


WEMU has partnered with the United Way of Washtenaw County to explore the people, organizations, and institutions creating opportunity and equity in our area.  And, as part of this ongoing series, you’ll also hear from the people benefiting and growing from the investments being made in the areas of our community where there are gaps in available services.  It is a community voice.  It is 'Washtenaw United.'

  

  

ABOUT TRISCHE' DUCKWORTH:

Trische' Duckworth is the founder and executive director of Survivors Speak, whose mission is to promote racial justice and police accountability.

RESOURCES:

Survivors Speak

Survivors Speak on Facebook

Protest: Operation Accountability

UWWC STATEMENT:

UWWC’s mission and values seeks to understand and be aware of how we as a community can use power and privilege to actively work to end poverty in our County.  UWWC envisions a community where opportunity is not limited, but instead everyone in our County thrives and needs are met.

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu