Pages Matam takes the TEDxFoggyBottom stage with an electrifying poem about the importance of black lives. In his performance, he highlights key issues facing the black community today, and tells us all what we can do to help.
I wrote this poem to parallel the importance of taking care of all parts of the environment. That the spaces outside of us, can become better once we take care of the spaces within us. That we cannot talk about saving the environment and the planet without also examining the oppressive system that is impacting the people living in said environment.