My name is Ellie Wingfield I am a 20 year old leader from Children Over Politics who is proud African American son of a Local 99 cafeteria worker. I am participating in this year’s Dream RIder bus tour to bring attention to all the violence
I have been racially harassed before and it was not a good feeling. An instance when I experienced this was when policemen began harassing me for absolutely no reason whatsoever. I strongly feel that this is something that needs to stop. The community I currently live in consists of gang violence and police brutality. I don’t want my little brother growing up in a community like this with violence and brutality going on all around us. I want to make positive changes not only in my community, but changes that will help better the world we live in.