Good afternoon Indivisibles. This is Justin Marcoviche-Garnett. Some of you may simply know me as Justy and I am here at the Briar Street Theater in Chicago, and I’m going to walk you through my plan for keeping it Blue in 2022.
And let’s just say, I think I’m off to a pretty good start. Follow me.
Alright everyone, so we made it inside we’re warm. We’re inside Blue Man Group Chicago, and we’ve made it through almost all of 2021, can you believe it together.
This year we have made history. And we continue to advocate for fairness, inclusivity and human rights from indivisible Illinois Social Justice Alliance and NWSOFA to our Truth Brigade, and our Rural Illinois family, your work continues to impact change,and keeps me inspired to keep going. I am so honored to work alongside, all of you, there is still so much work to be done. And that’s why we’re here, right, because you believe in advancement and equality.
But how do we achieve that. And where do we start, let’s take a little walk through the theater. And let’s talk about it.
My work with indivisible began during the Black Lives Matter movement in the first half of 2020. This is when I met Leni and Rose and all of the remarkable people doing the work.
And I didn’t exactly know what my involvement would look like or what I could even do, but I knew that I wanted to make a difference in social justice and recognizing this was the first step, because the next thing I knew I was co leading the virus free voting initiative and hosting my own youth voter based podcast Conversation Z. And while hosting and directing Conversation Z, I spoke with over 17 brilliant young activists and they opened my mind in ways I could never have imagined.
Folks, there is a movement happening there is a force that is driving our youth, and we have the opportunity to meet them to join them to grab their hands and say, I’m with you, and together we can make that change.
But to do that, we have to listen. And this, I learned is the second step.
The third step is to find your tribe.
Those who share your passion and drive for the work those relationships, and those partnerships will fuel you like that said, it’s time to find your local Indivisible chapter.
So go ahead and visit indivisibleillinois.org today to find your local chapter, and I promise you, you will never regret it.
Today I proudly serve on the board for the reparations stakeholders authority of Evanston, a work so historic and beneficial to our communities that it’s taken over 150 years for it to come to light.
This is where my journey with indivisible has led me.
So just think where will yours lead you.
Although we all wear different hats, come from different backgrounds and possess different skills, us Indivisibles, share the same mission to mobilize voters, share the truth, and to keep our Illinois, and our entire country, blue. Though, even though I’m keeping it blue in my own way today. I am so proud to be an Indivisible. And I’m proud of you. And all the amazing things that you’re going to do to keep Illinois blue in 2022.
Now, let’s get to work.