Colin Kaepernick visits Harlem high school to discuss activism, donate backpacks
October 10, 2017
Even though the quarterback is out of a full-time job, Colin Kaepernick continues to donate his time and money back to the community. Over the weekend, Kaepernick and his partner, media personality Nessa Diab, dropped by the DREAM Charter School in Harlem to gift students with backpacks and talk to them about social justice. “You have to speak just in an unjust room, even if no one likes what you have to say,” he said the students.
“I was in Harlem w @nessnitty having an amazing conversation w/ the freshmen class of Dream,” he wrote in the caption of the video below. “Seeing all of your faces gave me hope and motivation we can make this world a better place.”
❤❤❤ #Repost @kaepernick7 – I was in Harlem w @nessnitty having an amazing conversation w/ the freshmen class of Dream. Seeing all of your faces gave me hope and motivation we can make this world a better place. We hope you enjoy your brand new backpacks and are ready for the school year ✊🏾RP @wearedream – A few weeks ago, @kaepernick7 donated 25,000 to DREAM as part of his million dollar pledge. Today, he and @nessnitty stopped by to talk to our founding 9th graders about activism, taking risks, and starting difficult conversations. We’re so grateful to have friends who believe in our youth and their future. #WeAreDREAM