Opinion: Tackling injustice at the roots

The leader of MICAH on the importance of partnerships and a focus on neighborhoods

By , Guest Columnist Updated: November 16, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: November 16, 2022 4:00 AM CT
Ayanna Watkins
Guest Columnist

Ayanna Watkins

Rev. Ayanna Johnson Watkins is the lead organizer/executive director for MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope).

“It’s time to move past surface-level ‘fixes’ that blame the community for the problems that systems create. We believe that communities, particularly communities of color, deeply and intimately understand the problem and therefore hold the transformative solutions that will last.”


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