The Allegory of the Cave

A couple of years ago I read The Allegory of the Cave by Plato. During my readings, I was reminded of my life growing up in one of the roughest areas of Washington, DC: Lincoln Heights. The prisoners in The Allegory of the Cave were blinded from the truth and comfortable with ignorance because it was all they knew. Eventually, once told the truth and set free, disbelief and fear made the prisoners run back to their past lives. That is the only difference between me and the prisoners in The Allegory of the Cave.

Youth Speak Out at the CFSA Oversight Hearing

On March 3, DC Council Committee on Human Services Chaired by, Yvette Alexander, Ward 7 council member, held an oversight hearing on the performance of the Children and Family Services Agency (CFSA) for the past year. During the hearing the committee heard testimony from current and former foster youth and advocates.