Bobbie Sykes - St. Louis, Missouri
Bobbie of Voices of Women calls attention to the need for community and affordable housing in neighborhoods experiencing or at risk for gentrification.
"We, Voices of Women, are in this neighborhood to stay," she says, "we welcome the new construction, we just don't want to be gentrified away." She calls for people to form relationships with their neighbors and find middle ground.
Bobbie voices concerns about homelessness and declares that "affordable housing has to happen." Additionally, she says that we all need to live with all people- the rich, the poor. Her call is one to unity and community, where people unite across difference to ensure that everyone's needs are met.