Thank you Detroit.

March 27, 2012

step on, Detroit,
dribble and shoot, pass and play,
struggle and fight, darken and light,
drive and impel, riot and quell,
pick the steel burrs off the cross-members at the front of the Jeep Cherokee,
look what we have made you
steam and steel, still
that’s how hard
I love you.

Our experience in Detroit was life changing. Ruth Ellis Center and Alternative for Girls really shaped our perspective of the Gender Focus issue area and the importance of continuing our awareness. Detroit is an inspirational city with encouragement blooming from each abandoned space. Detroit and its people are not classified by their condition but by their direction, creativity, and motivation to be better.

So thank you Detroit, AFG, Ruth Ellis, and volunteers.

This is our goodbye to ASB 2012. Next year’s ASB trip to Detroit, be ready. Thanks y’all.

Peace from Crystal and Cristie.

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