“This movement, this work, these protests were never optional for me.  Mike went to one of the schools where I place teachers.  All of our children belong to all of us.  I have a responsibility to defend their dignity. I am because they are.  So some might say that this movement is outside of my job description.  That I’m out of my depth.  On the contrary - our children have stood in the middle of this and they have led me.  I am exactly where I need to be. And by God’s grace and the power of the people, we will make equity reality.” -Brittany Packnett