I am so grateful to be wearing my Black Lives Matter rubber bracelet as it has become a significant part of me. It is there to remind me, at all times, that we must continue to Rise Up in unity against the oppresion and underlying racist tactics that continue to infiltrate the lives of each and every human of Black color. This bracelet also offers the opportunity for communucation with others who may not have the awareness or may be in opposition to this important cause. As a white women of sixty years, I feel honored and obligated to speak on behalf of my Black Sisters and Brothers to shed light on our history in the U.S., the history of Jim Crow (suprisingly most people are totally uninformed) and do so with an open heart and compassion. This bracelet acts as a conduit for communication, education and awareness. I wear it proudly!