COLORADO SPRINGS — A grassroots movement is trying to make national change, calling for a federal Truth and Conciliation Commission.
Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is the founder of this local effort. The pledge has around 1,500 signatures so far, and the goal is to uncover, examine, and redress what they see as systemic racism in our country. One way this is done is by sharing stories of truth and continuing to do the work of racial justice in their own lives. "We want everyone to know that the work for racial justice and conciliation is all of our work. It's not one community's job, it is every community's job to do this work, so that we can actually build a sacred agreement and become the nation that we desire to be," said Spaulding.
On the federal level, Spaulding wants the commission to expose the way a law or policy has perpetuated racism, and then rectify it. This could be through changes to things like housing or education policies.
Spaulding hopes to get 10,000 signatures by December.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Truth and Conciliation project.