Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This Is NOT Just About a Skatepark

As important as it is for skaters in Silver Spring to have a safe and legal place to skate (and one that can accommodate the enormous community of skaters we have here), our organizing and our advocacy work is NOT just about getting a skatepark. And this is not just about skateboarding, or skateboarders. This is about a huge number of children in our community — it's about their safety, their welfare, and how much we value their voices and their concerns.

In the coming weeks you'll be hearing directly from many of our young skaters, speaking out about their struggles and their frustrations. They've got a lot to say, and I hope this community will listen.

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