What are your names and where are you from?
M: My name is Mashlie Edwards but you could definitely call me MashCash and I’m from Brooklyn, New York.
S: I’m Sefan Bellelview, but I’d rather be called Shaq and I’m from Brooklyn, New York.
R: Peace, my name is Keronn Bennett and you can call me Ron and I’m from Brooklyn, New York.
What is the project that you are working on here at SPACE?
R: The project that we are working on right now is Healing Justice. Basically, as youth organizers, we are going around the 5 boroughs of New York and we are spreading our Healing Justice workshops that we have created and teaching the youth the different use on the 30, who are black and brown, and we try to educate the youth and show them that all their troubles can be acknowledge and that we can heal from them.
Where have you been spending most of your time here at SPACE?
M: Definitely on the pathways, you know we are just absorbing the nature. The Chicken Coop, too. And of course my room.
R: I’ll say the Chicken Coop, I’ll say her room, my room, the Kay Hall and just the dinning room.
S: I’ve been everywhere.
What about the Chicken Coop do you like?
M: The sound. I love when sound bounces off the walls. And the way the Chicken Coop is actually formed it makes the sound so rich and powerful.
What’s coming up for you next and your project?
M: So we have the Healing Justice Summit which is September 15th and September 16th. We are gonna have all of the youth, the YOC, HOLLA, The Center, every organization that we’ve spoken to! It’s just so many people gathered together. So much black love. Everybody loves the unity. This is gonna be amazing. I can’t wait.
And where is the summit going to be?
M: Columbia University.
If you were reincarnated as a farm animal, what would it be and why?
S: Probably would want to be a horse, because they are fast. That would be cool. Just being majestic and unique.
R: I’ll say a Sea Goat for the fact that I’m a Capricorn and Capricorns are Sea Goats. So I would love to be reincarnated as a Sea Goat.
M: I would love to be reincarnated into a lion because I’m a Leo, obviously, so you know Lions are just dominate. They are powerful in a lot of ways. I would love to be in that wildlife.