Angelina Ramirez, 21, and Harold Walehwa, 22, are Coe College rising seniors leading efforts to push for racial justice on campus, in Cedar Rapids and across Iowa.
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Kennedy High School twin sisters -- who are advocating for the removal of school resource officers from the school district and for classes to include more Black history, literature and art -- are proud of themselves for speaking up for equity, but say they are ready to leave the “racial trauma” they experienced in Cedar Rapids’ schools behind after they graduated this week.
One year after George Floyd’s murder, the Cedar Rapids City Council prepares to appoint members to the new citizens’ police review board, which takes applications until May 31. The panel was the top demand for police reform from racial justice advocates after Floyd’s death.