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Here is a better video of Ravyn Ariah Wngz. This brilliance. Her leadership is crucial right now. So thankful for her presence always. “it is in the technology of Blackness that we find abolition 🔥 in the technology of Black womxn that you find radical love, and intersectionality 🔥 the technology of Black trans folx in leadership roles to make sure that you question 🔥 ... and we have had to fight in your white supremacist delusion for far too long 💥 ... you are lucky that we are appealing to your humanity. You are lucky that we are not asking for vengeance or revenge, cause that’s easy. But our love is radical. It’s abolitionist. It’s a future where each and everybody has what they need, what they deserve, what they want" (Thank you Viviane Saleh-Hanna for transcribing part of this!) Full transcript: I just wanted to add something. We’ve tried many different ways to get the attention and conversation of those in leadership roles and positions. It took us having to do this to get y’all to show up. We’ve been writing letters. Crowd: petitions. Making books, photography, performance art. Crowd: petitions, petitions. We’ve been doing it every single way possible to let you know what we deserve, what we need. And you don’t even need to dream it up, we’ve done it for you. So it’s really ridiculous to me that we’re still talking about monuments. Crowd: Outrageous, outrageous, yes. It’s really outrageous to me that we have to fight for our dignity. You know, in the United States, there’s a saying: “Life, liberty, and justice.” Black people are still on Life. Crowd: Yes, mhm, yes. We haven’t gotten anything else. Right, and it’s in the technology of Blackness that we find abolition. Technology of Black women that we find radical love


Ravyn Wngz
has a vision to create work, art, and conversations that open the minds and the hearts of all people, the goal is to encourage self reflection, and empathy that will ultimately create fundamental change and inclusion. As an Empowerment Movement Storyteller Wngz aims to challenge mainstream arts and dance spaces by Sharing her stories as a Tanzanian, Bermudian, Queer, 2 Spirit, Transcendent, Mohawk individual. She aims to create opportunities, Nuanced representations and platforms for marginalized LGBTTIQQ2S communities with a focus on Black, Indigenous, and people of colour. Ravyn is a co-founder of ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company- a queer and trans multiracial dance company that aims to change the landscape of dance and provide accessible affirming dance education to the LGBTTIQQ2S community.
 Ravyn is a member of Black Live Matter Toronto Steering committee, A group who are committed to eradicating all forms of anti-Black racism, supporting Black healing and liberating Black communities.


Here are the words I shared a couple of days ago at a press conference on Defunding the Toronto Police Service:

"I just wanted to add something.

We’ve tried many different ways to get the attention and conversation of those in leadership roles and positions. It took us having to do this to get y’all to show up. We’ve been writing letters.

Crowd: petitions.

Making books, photography, performance art.

Crowd: petitions, petitions.

We’ve been doing it every single way possible to let you know what we deserve, what we need. And you don’t even need to dream it up, we’ve done it for you.

So it’s really ridiculous to me that we’re still talking about monuments.

Crowd: Outrageous, outrageous, yes.

It’s really outrageous to me that we have to fight for our dignity.

You know, in the United States, there’s a saying: “Life, liberty, and justice.”

Black people are still on Life."Angela Rye"

Crowd: Yes, mhm, yes.

We haven’t gotten anything else. Right,

and it’s in the technology of Blackness "Sonya Renee Taylor" that we find abolition.

Technology of Black women that we find radical love and intersectionality.

The technology of Black trans folks ""

Crowd: Yes, mhm, yes, mhm.

…in leadership roles. To make sure you question.

Crowd: [claps]

And this is not easy work. This is not fame work.

We’re destabilized, we’re hyper-surveilled, we’re followed. And just like this, we need to create a humanity where everyone and everything is allowed to exist. Because we already do.

Crowd: Yes.

See white supremacy is creating a society, an ideal of a society, and using the state to enforce it. "Sonya Renee Taylor"

Crowd: Yes.

And this is what we’re fighting against.

Crowd: Mhm.

Before y’all became white, you were something else.

Crowd: Mhm.

And we were something else. And we’ve been in your delusion, in your white supremacist delusion, for far too long.

Crowd: Mhm.

You’re lucky that this is all we did.

You’re lucky that we’re appealing to your humanity.

Crowd: Yes, yes.

You’re lucky that we’re not asking for vengeance

Crowd: Yes, yes, yeah.

or revenge, cuz that’s easy.

But our love is radical, "Syrus Marcus Ware"

Crowd: Mhm.

it’s abolitionist, it’s a future where each and every body has what they need, what they deserve, what they want. "Sandy Hudson"

It’s raising a kid who’s 4 years old who’s not afraid of the police. Just to remind you of why we’re here.

Crowd: [claps]

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