One of our Ambassadors is doing great things at the University of Alabama! We are so Proud of her. Below is an interview she was in recently with ABC News:
University of Alabama students are working to make a difference in Tuscaloosa.
Dozens of University of Alabama students are part of a new organization called D.R.E.A.M. which stands for dynamically reversing everything around me.
The group campaigns against social injustices by making a positive impact on the community.
This week, their focus is on police brutality.
“Activism without action means nothing,” Teryn Shipman, D.R.E.A.M. President, said.
Shipman told ABC 33/40 she is working to prove making a difference can start right on campus.
“If we look back at the Civil Rights Movement, they were the ones that lead the movement, they were the voice, they were the people that made a difference, so with us being college students and sort of history repeating itself, it wouldn't be a more perfect way to express how we feel about what’s going on in our communities and take action,” Shipman said.
The group is raising awareness about social injustice, they are encouraging others to speak up and make a difference through planned events, like ‘Take Action Tuesday’, the group is collecting donations for the Angel Tree project.
“It’s important for us to take action because in order for things to change people actually have to move things forward. If we don't actually do things to mobilize change then no change will ever come,” Shipman said.
Members told ABC 33/40 they hope to shine a positive light on a negative situation.