Last night was historic!

November 05,2008
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Talia Rivera( )

Talia Rivera is a 33-year-old mother of two. As Executive Director of Villages without Walls, she works with high-risk gang members in Boston. [Read more]

Obama’s speech energized me. I felt a physical rush travel through my body. In awe, I watched as he embraced his wife and daughters. In wonder, I kept telling myself, “He won, he won!” Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can! As the camera slowly swept over the crowd in Grant Park, I saw hope and possibility in the eyes of the people. With excitement, I fell to sleep. The next morning as I walked to my car, I felt taller than my 5’4” self. I got in the car and tears ran down my face. I felt the need to do something. How do I bring that hope and possibility to the neighborhood in Dorchester? Because I know some missed what just happened.