While we may not share the same experiences, we are all connected and affected by poverty and inequality. And it will take all of us to address it. We must choose to stand in solidarity across our historical divides and take action to address our history of oppression, exclusion and discrimination at a systemic level.
There is no point shifting democratic power down into communities unless it is in service of a shared vision of a more socially just, economically equitable and environmentally sustainable ward. If we can transform our ward and build relationships with other wards, we can take meaningful steps to transform our city and our society.