Last week, Diamond sat on a panel to discuss the criminalization of youth in baltimore at the Facing Race Conference. She was one of three panelists, alongside Bakari Jones and Dayvon Love. Her description of the event below:
On Saturday November 17, the Inner Harbor Project had the great pleasure of being apart of the “Facing Race” convention. I had the opportunity to be one of the three speakers in the ” Criminalizing Youth In Baltimore : Race, Class & Gender In Public Space ” Breakout Session. It was there in this workshop where I had the pleasure of meeting Dayvon Love ( Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle) and Bakari Jones ( Bois Of Baltimore ). I learned that there are people who I can actually relate to and who actually care about youth. This was a chance to let my voice be heard and make a difference in Baltimore. Overall it was a good experience and way for me to connect with others and share my experiences . This was a good step in the right direction and we will continue to voice our opinions on Baltimore and make a change !