Often times we think about the disparity minorities face and feel helpless. However, there are people working towards equality and making an impact each day, fighting for the justice of those who are wronged, neglected and discriminated against. Together Restoring Economic Empowerment, or TREE, is an example of a group making great efforts in fighting injustice.
Interview with TREE founder, Abre' Conner
When was TREE established and who created the organization?
Together Restoring Economic Empowerment (TREE) was founded in January 2015 with the goal of serving young people of color through social media platforms and on the ground community programming. Prior to the widespread media coverage on water issues in Flint and the keystone pipeline crisis emphasizing the importance for young people of color to engage in environmental justice conversation in various spaces, TREE created an infrastructure for rapid response to environmental justice, economic justice, and entertainment diversity and media bias. [Read more…]