On Saturday, December 14, 2019 the Pure Justice Executive Director, Sasha Legette was recognized by the Texas Organizing Project as a Community Champion for her undeniable, relentless commitment to the communities of Harris County. She is hyper-focused on being solutions oriented and driven by community needs which are core values to the organization she leads. Pure Justice is known for it’s hashtag #createchange and that’s exactly what the Pure Justice ED has in mind for 2020. This year she applied for and recently completed the Small Business Training Program at the Emancipation Economic Development Council because she and the Pure Justice team has decided to launch a business focused on hiring locally, paying living wages, and offering second chances. These efforts were recognized and applauded by the City of Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner.
“Creating change means not just waiting for change to happen; it means getting out there and making something happen. It means creating a solution to the problem. We are capable of providing solutions to all of our community needs. In the words of billionaire Robert Smith, we are more than enough” said Legette. As Pure Justice continues to educate and advocate alongside community members for policies that create equity and long-term sustainable changes, they will also be providing economic opportunities for those who need them most. “It’s one thing to go to our decision makers and demand the changes we’d like to see, but it’s another thing to implement those changes ourselves. I believe both approaches are important but one creates evidence that is helpful to bolster the other, says Legette. “We’re willing to take the risk and make the investment because our communities deserve it.”
Additionally, Pure Justice will be introducing its Innovation Labs in 2020 that will focus specifically on assisting its members create economic opportunities and build economic power.
Be on the lookout for more information on the Innovation Labs and grand opening information for the new business throughout 2020!
Building Power | Finding Solutions | Creating Change